BATON ROUGE – A worker has filed a class-action lawsuit against a laundry company over allegations that it did not fairly compensate employees.
Brandon Cavin filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Oct. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Westport Linen Services LLC alleging that the laundry company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was not paid for each and every hour that he worked for defendant and was not paid proper overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Westport Linen Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly routinely deducted time from his paychecks, including editing his time so that he was only paid for scheduled hours, automatically deducted one hour per shift for lunch regardless whether employees took that break and failed to maintain proper time records.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks award for his unpaid overtime wages, plus liquidated damages, attorneys' fees and costs and all other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by Jody Forester Jackson and Mary Bubbett Jackson of Jackson & Jackson in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00705