How to Pursue A Manpower Lawsuit
Manpower Group is a multinational human resources consulting company that is based in Milwaukee in Wisconsin. There have been news reports of the company violating a variety of labor regulations ranging from wage and hour violations, labor relations violations, workplace safety or health violations, and many others.
Manpower Group is a professional services business that has repeatedly made the headlines because of a variety of lawsuits. To date, the company has a total number of 19 violations and total damages amounting to $18,424,689 since 2000. Some of the most common Manpower lawsuits involve employment-related offenses, safety-related offenses, and labor relations violations.
In this article, we will bring to light some of the most infamous Manpower lawsuits, and what legal grounds they touch. We will also introduce you to an easier and more efficient way to file a lawsuit using DoNotPay.
The history of these offenses starts from the year 2001 until 2018, with penalties pay-outs ranging from $5,400 to $8,750,000. Here are some of the most infamous manpower lawsuits that made the news:
|Wage and hour violations||Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)||$6,870 – $4,886,877|
|Private federal lawsuits||$1,500,000 – $8,750,000|
|Kentucky Department of Workplace Standards (DWS)||$6,870|
|Massachusetts Attorney General||$35,200|
|Labor relations violations||National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)||$6,675 – $20,000|
|Workplace safety or health violations||Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)||$5,400 – $19,500|
Wage and Hour Lawsuits
In May 2014, two plaintiffs filed a complaint in Monterey County Superior Court suing Manpower Inc. for violating state labor laws by failing to record their working hours and pay hourly non-exempt employees their owed wages.
This is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) where employees are required to be paid their working time and a half overtime wage for work beyond 40 hours a week.
However some employees are exempt from overtime pay and if an employee is misclassified as exempt, it is also a violation of federal law.
Here are some of the provisions of the FLSA:
- FLSA minimum wage – The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
- FLSA overtime – Covered employees are required to receive overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per workweek at a rate that is not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay.
- Work hours – This includes all the time during which an employee is required to be in the office, on duty, or at a specific workplace.
- Recordkeeping – Employers are required to keep employee time and pay records.
- Child labor – Minors are not to be employed in any jobs.
Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit
In 2020, Victoria Stafford who was jointly employed by Manpower Group and Johnson Controls filed a lawsuit that alleges sexual discrimination and retaliation. In her complaint, Stafford indicated that the Johnson Controls employee was sexually harassing her with lewd comments and discriminatory remarks against women.
Since the staffing firm’s supervisor did not resolve Stafford’s complaint, it was escalated to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Here are some of the laws that EEOC enforces:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964) – It is illegal to discriminate against a person based on their race, color, religion, gender. or national origin.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act – It is illegal to discriminate against a pregnant employee, an employee who had childbirth, or an employee with pregnancy-related conditions.
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 – It is illegal to pay different wages between men and women who perform equal roles in the workplace.
- The Americans With Disabilities Act (1990) – It is illegal to discriminate against a person with a physical or mental disability.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967) – It is illegal to discriminate against employees who are 40 years old and above.
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (2008) – It is illegal to discriminate against an employee because of their genetic information which includes their family’s medical history.
How to Sue Manpower with DoNotPay
If you are or someone you know has worked for Manpower Group and did not receive your entitled overtime pay, was discriminated against or retaliated against for whistleblowing, you may file a complaint in small claims court or the regular court.
Suing Manpower in small claims does not require lawyer fees which means you can keep your litigation expenses at a minimum. However, both types of courts will require you to overcome several bureaucracies and complete technical forms and paperwork. That is where DoNotPay can help. Our robot lawyer streamlines the entire suing process for you. All you need to do is:
- Log in to DoNotPay and select the Sue Now product
- Enter the dollar amount you are owed
- Select whether you want a demand letter or court filing forms
- Describe the reason for the lawsuit and submit any applicable evidence
That’s it! DoNotPay will generate a demand letter or court filing forms for you. The robot lawyer will also mail a copy of your demand letter to Manpower on your behalf!
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