Suresh Kumar Files Lawsuit Against Setal Judge dba 7-Eleven Store
Suresh Kumar, a former employee of Setal Judge’s 7-Eleven Store has filed a lawsuit in US District Court under the Federal Labor Standards Act.
Plaintiff Suresh Kumar started working for defendants Setal Judge and 7-Eleven Stores in 2009 and routinely worked for more than 40 hours a week and sometimes in excess of 60 hours a week. Suresh claims that he was rarely paid any wages/overtime for the hours he worked in excess of 8 hours a day and/or 40 hours a week. Suresh was terminated from his job in September 2012. Suresh further alleges that he was terminated after he requested that he be paid wages and overtime pay for the hours he worked in excess of 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.
Numerous claims have been made by plaintiff Suresh Kumar’s attorney. Defendants Judge and 7-Eleven are covered employers and their employees are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Suresh was terminated for asserting his rights to overtime compensation mandated by the FLSA. Defendant Suresh is claiming that he is entitled to both compensatory and liquidated damages as well as attorney’s fees and costs. Suresh is claiming a breach of contract as Defendant breached its obligations under the contract with Suresh by not paying him for all the hours Suresh worked for Defendants. Additionally, Suresh is claiming retaliation by Defendants when he requested to be paid for all the hours he worked including overtime compensations.
Kumar’s attorney claim that the Defendants Setal Judge and 7-Eleven acted with full knowledge of the consequences and damages that would be caused to Plaintiff Suresh Kumar, and that their conduct was fraudulent, willful, oppressive, malicious, in that Defendants acted out of conscious disregard to Suresh’s rights and economic well-being. Suresh attorneys are arguing that Suresh is entitled to punitive, compensatory and liquidated damages along with paying attorney fees and costs of the lawsuit.
Suresh is demanding a trial by jury on all the issues in the above matter.