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Global statement that company did not fire any employee for complaining about wages is not a legitimate non-retaliatory reason.

Posted in Retaliation, Unpaid wages
“Defendants cite the following global statement in both declarations: ‘SDT did not fire anyone for complaining about not getting paid for all time worked.’  Neither [Defendant] mentions [Plaintiff] by name, nor do Defendants identify any other evidence to establish the basis for [Plaintiff’s] termination.  The Court finds this evidence insufficient to establish a legitimate, non-retaliatory… Continue Reading

Demand for back pay for failure to comply with termination procedures is not a suit for money damages barred by sovereign immunity.

Posted in Unpaid wages
“Where statutory or constitutional provisions create an entitlement to payment, suits seeking to require state officer to comply with the law are not barred by immunity merely because they compel the state to make those payments.  Tamayo claims that Chapter 614 created a statutory requirement that Tamayo continue his employment until Sheriff Lucio complied with… Continue Reading