Texas: Receptionist Sues for Unpaid Compensation

Britney Buscaglia

A Plaintiff-receptionist sued her former employer for compensation that she earned during her time as a receptionist but that she was not paid for. Plaintiff was terminated due to illness, and sued for unpaid compensation, liquidated damages, fees and interest. In court, Plaintiff presented evidence that she worked an average of 18 hours of overtime each week. She also claimed that she only took 20 minutes for lunch, stayed even longer on Friday nights and took calls over the weekend related to the business. The court awarded damages as well as attorney fees and costs.

Decision: $61,761. Breakdown: $53,185.68 in damages; $8,225 in attorney fees; $350 in costs.

Kenerson v. Makansam, Inc. d/b/a Ideal Towing and Khalid Abushaaban