MIAMI – A former employee of a transportation company alleges he is owed unpaid overtime and that he was discriminated against while working for the company.
Freddie Smith filed a complaint on Feb. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Jack Hood Transportation, citing violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered financial and economic losses in the form of lost wages and benefits. The plaintiff holds Jack Hood Transportation responsible because the plaintiff allegedly was singled out and discriminated against and was demoted to driving a vehicle that would pay less for deliveries with less hours of work. The suit also states he was denied overtime wages.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for back pay and front pay, punitive damages, lost wages and benefits and attorneys' fees and costs. He is represented by Anthony M. Georges-Pierre of Remer & Georges-Pierre PLLC in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 2:16-cv-14056