SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges his employer knowingly failed to properly compensate its employees by paying them correct wages according to the total hours they worked in a day.
Ravi Whitworth filed a class-action lawsuit on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against SolarCity Corp., citing violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between Aug. 24, 2015 and Nov. 10, 2015, he was working more than 40 hours per work week but was not paid for all those extra hours, and he was not paid the hours he needed to travel from one site to another during his employment. The plaintiff holds SolarCity Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide proper compensation to its employees by failing to properly record the time its employees has worked, failed to pay overtime pay, as well as providing adequate meal and rest breaks. The defendant also allegedly failed to ensure that its employees had access to sanitation facilities, which required them to urinate in bottles or buckets while on a job.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury, injunctive relief prohibiting the defendant from committing future violations, all damages be paid by the defendant, all legal fees, and all other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Jahan C. Sagafi and Julia Rabinovich of Outten & Golden LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-01540-JSC