TAMPA – A salad maker for a health care facility alleges she was not paid overtime wages during her employment and was terminated in retaliation for complaining about discriminatory treatment.
Marilyn Ortiz filed a complaint on Sept. 26 in the Tampa Division for the Middle District of Florida against Adventist Health Systems/Sunbelt Inc., doing business as Florida Hospital Carrollwood, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff a Hispanic female, alleges that between March 2007 and April, she worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation and was also subjected to discriminatory treatment. The plaintiff holds Adventist Health Systems/Sunbelt Inc., doing business as Florida Hospital Carrollwood, responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay plaintiff any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half for hours worked that exceeded 40 hours and terminated her in retaliation for complaining about discriminatory treatment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid back wages, liquidated damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Luis A. Cabassa of Wenzel Fenton Cabassa PA in Tampa.
Tampa Division for the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-02751-SDM-TGW