Two former employees of Medical Supply, Inc. claim the company enforced an illegal unpaid break policy and failed to pay them proper overtime wages for the duration of their employment. In a lawsuit filed against their former employer, the two women allege that Medical Supply terminated them as a direct result of their complaints regarding the “perceived illegality” of the defendant’s policies. The suit claims that Medical Supply unlawfully required employees to “clock out” during any breaks that lasted under 20 minutes, such as time spent using the bathroom or making coffee. As a result, the suit argues, employees were not compensated for all hours worked, including overtime hours. The two plaintiffs say they vocalized their concerns about their company’s policies and were terminated about a week later. They believe the reasons they were given for their respective terminations were “pretextual and in retaliation for their complaints and objections” to the companies allegedly illegal policies.
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