[Modesto, CA] Community Hospice of Modesto, a nonprofit hospice organization that was recently recognized as one of the best places to work in the region, is facing a class-action lawsuit filed in Stanislaus County Superior Court. The suit alleges that the organization failed to pay overtime and other wages to its employees, as well as not providing required meal breaks and rest periods.
The plaintiff, Tyeisha Travis, claims that the unpaid wages for current and former employees could be up to $5 million, for a period between September 2019 and April 13, 2022. The lawsuit also alleges that hospice workers, who were paid by the hour, were underpaid for overtime hours, and that Travis herself was subjected to discriminatory treatment while working for the hospice.
Community Hospice has released a statement in response to the litigation, saying that the health and safety of its employees is of the utmost importance and that it has retained a legal team to work toward a resolution. The hospice organization also promised to ensure that the legal dispute does not interfere with its mission and care for patients.
According to a news release, Community Hospice was not accurate in its sick pay for employees, and employees were allegedly paid at the base rate of pay rather than the higher regular rate pay. The lawsuit is also claiming employee reimbursements for business expenses.
Labor Law Advocates is encouraging employees involved in the Community Hospice of Modesto lawsuit who believe they may be owed unpaid wages or experienced discriminatory treatment to get in touch for assistance.
If you believe you may be owed unpaid wages or have experienced discriminatory treatment while working for Community Hospice of Modesto or any other company, contact Labor Law Advocates for a free consultation.