The Cheap Doctor
Lucy’s employer refused to pay her the wages she was owed—he failed to give her a final paycheck and even retroactively reduced Lucy’s wages for work she’d already performed.
Case Type: Minimum Wage & Overtime
Result: Confidential Settlement
One day, we received a call from a young woman named Lucy, who, until recently, had been working as a nurse practitioner administering services to patients in various nursing homes in western Missouri.
Although Lucy worked in numerous locations, she really only worked for one doctor, and this doctor also owned the company that employed her. To make a long story short, Lucy and the doctor had a falling out, and Lucy lost her job.
Lucy came to us because the doctor refused to pay her the wages she was owed—he failed to give her a final paycheck and even retroactively reduced Lucy’s wages for work she’d already performed—a clear violation of Lucy’s contract and Missouri law. All told, Lucy believed she’d been shorted a few thousand dollars.
Most states have enacted wage and hour laws that assess significant punishment in the form of fees and penalties against employers who cheat their employees. As experienced wage and hour attorneys, we knew that, although Lucy may think she is only owed a few thousand dollars, the doctor’s liability was much higher. Using this knowledge, we were able to settle Lucy’s claim for far more than the few thousand dollars she was owed. (Unfortunately, the exact amount of the settlement and the doctor’s name are subject to a confidentiality agreement.)
This money bought Lucy some extra time to find her next job and relieved a lot of financial pressure that was weighing heavily on her. We were very happy to have made it happen for her.
At Riemann Injury Litigation, every client gets individual attention, and our results speak for themselves. If you’ve been cheated by your employer, call us at 816-348-3003, or send us a message and we will get in touch with you right away. Initial consultations are always free.