MIAMI – A teacher for a
for-profit school has filed a class action suit over allegations she
routinely worked more than 40 hours per week without compensation.
Sanchez filed a complaint on behalf of herself and other similarly
situated individuals on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida against
Acadekids Pre-School and Learning Center Corp., Nellys Petrone Sanabria
and Maidelis Pazo citing the Fair
Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
was employed as a teacher by the defendants from 2009 to 2017. The
plaintiffs hold Acadekids Pre-School and Learning Center Corp.,
Sanabria and Pazo responsible because the defendants allegedly required
plaintiffs to work off-the-clock hours, and required plaintiffs to
attend mandatory staff training meetings after work hours during the
weekdays without compensation.
The plaintiffs request a trial by
jury and seek judgment against defendants, back payments, liquidated
damages, interest, attorneys' fees, costs, and further relief the court
deems just. She is representing herself.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Case number 1:17-cv-21023