GAINESVILLE – An Alchua County resident alleges he was terminated in retaliation for complaining about not receiving overtime pay.
Daniel Browder filed a complaint on behalf of others similarly situated on Dec. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division against Towercomm LLC citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours per week as a tower climber without being paid overtime premiums. The plaintiff holds Towercomm LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to keep accurate time records of their employees and retaliated against him by terminating his employment after he complained about the alleged pay practices.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks lost wages and benefits, reinstatement of full benefits, front and back pay, liquidated damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Jay P. Lechner and Jason M. Melton of Whittel & Melton LLC in St. Petersburg.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division Case number 1:16-cv-00374-MW-GRJ