In a lawsuit transferred from state to federal court in Oklahoma, a former 4 Corners Construction, LLC sales executive alleges she was deprived of proper wages.
The plaintiff alleges that upon being hired in May 2018, she was promised a base salary of $24,000 per year plus a 1.5-percent commission on property sales. Despite this employment agreement, the plaintiff claims she worked over 40 hours during multiple weeks for no pay whatsoever and was deprived of commissions from July to September 2018.
After complaining to the defendant about the allegedly unpaid wages and commissions, the plaintiff, the suit says, was wrongfully fired in September based on her supposedly unsatisfactory job performance. According to the case, however, the woman’s performance was “on par and/or better than other similarly situated employees,” as evidenced by praise from her supervisors. The complaint argues that the woman was fired in retaliation for seeking her due pay and points out that the company offered her a severance package that was conditional on her relinquishing all claims regarding unpaid wages.