Friday, June 15, 2007

Borders must pay overdue overtime

A federal judge in Chicago ordered Borders bookstore in Oak Park to reinstate wrongfully fired employee Clarice Prange, and ordered Borders to pay her $333,229 in unpaid overtime and for time and expenses lost due to the company's retaliation against her for filing her lawsuit in April 2005. Prange, an hourly employee, worked 4,170 hours of unpaid overtime from 2001 to 2004 in hopes of winning a promotion and on the promise of compensatory time off, said her attorney, Jac A. Cotiguala. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman also ordered Borders to pay legal fees, which are estimated at $500,000 to $600,000,CST-FIN-tick15.article

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

Clarice Prange is an incredible friend and a heroine of the workforce. May this lesson that Borders had to pay monetarily, help to change the employment system to one that is fair and equitable. Hail to the Queen of the Workforce--Clarice!....
(and here's hoping she stays away from Las Vegas!)

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