MIAMI – A woman alleges her Dade County employer terminated her when she requested that she be paid for working overtime hours.
Loida Almanza 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 Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc. and Alex Garcia alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was employed by the defendant from June to July 2016 and routinely worked more than 40 hours per week. She alleges she complained twice with management about the wrongful wages and requested to be paid for overtime hours, but was instead fired from employment using pre-textual reasons. The plaintiff holds Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc. and Garcia responsible because the defendants allegedly retaliated against named plaintiff for questioning her rights to overtime wages and failed to keep or provide an accurate record of its employees' hours worked.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in her favor, damages, unpaid compensation, double damages/liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, costs of suit, and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro E. Palma PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21030