FORT MYERS – A Lee County man alleges he was not paid for overtime work as a deputy and faced retaliation.
Robert Tirollo filed a complaint on March 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division against Michael Scott, the sheriff of Lee County, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began working for the defendant as a deputy in 1999. He alleges he submitted his resignation in October 2015 to avoid termination after he demanded he be paid his proper wages. The plaintiff holds Scott responsible because the defendant allegedly retaliated against the plaintiff in direct response to the plaintiff seeking enforcement and correction of the defendant's refusal to pay proper wages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor, liquidated and non-economic damages, costs of litigation, interest and attorneys' fees. He is represented by Benjamin H. Yormak of Yormak Employment & Disability Law in Bonita Springs.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division Case number 2:17-cv-00126