BY: Kevin J. Stoops | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law
Call center workers employed by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals have filed suit against the health care giant claiming that they have been cheated out of wages and overtime for “off-the-clock” work.
Sommers Schwartz filed the class action on behalf of a group of plaintiffs who are or were employed as “Telemedicine Specialists” and “Advice Nurses” to respond to telephone inquiries from patients. The employees work in brick-and-mortar call centers in San Diego, California and Atlanta, Georgia, or remotely from their homes in those states.
According to the lawsuit, regardless of the plaintiffs’ work locations, Kaiser required them to perform necessary, job-related activities before and after their daily shifts as well as during meal breaks. These off-the-clock tasks include:
The plaintiffs allege Kaiser engages in other illegal pay practices as well, such as:
It is estimated that hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of similarly situated Kaiser employees have experienced the same forms of wage abuse.
The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group are currently interviewing current and former Kaiser Foundation Hospital Telemedicine Specialists and Advice Nurses about their wage theft claims. If you have been a victim, you may be entitled to take part in the litigation and recover damages. Please contact us today!
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Kevin Stoops is an experienced trial attorney who appears frequently in Michigan state courts and federal courts across the United States, representing clients in complex business litigation. He has vast experience and a track record of successful outcomes high-dollar matters involving trade secret, business tort, intellectual property, executive employment, and class action claims.