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Monday, March 2, 2015

Unfair Compensation for Detainees

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in Massachusetts for the way it compensates detainees for their labor. According to the complaint, detainees are paid $1 a day to perform janitorial duties such as mopping floors and cleaning toilets. The lawsuit was brought by Anthony Whyte, a 40-year-old Jamaican national who was detained for alleged civil violations while awaiting deportation. According to Whyte’s representation, the jail may have cheated detainees out of more than $4 million over the last six years.

Unfair treatment of detainees is not a new problem. Nor is requiring inmates to perform various jobs for little to no pay. However, when people being detained begin working for less than minimum wage, there are employment law issues that can arise. If you believe you have been mistreated or forced to work for less than state minimum wage while being detained, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you get the fair compensation you are due.

If you are in need of an experienced employment law attorney, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 to be put in touch with a lawyer in your area today.

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