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-- potentially a bizarre lawsuits we'll see what you think about it after we worked during a Colorado woman who was fired from her job as an account and is now suing her former employer name is Tammy Armstrong she claims the -- was too hard.
And caused her to have heart problems because of all the stress in fact take a look at the complaint from her.
A -- throughout this Armstrong's employment defendant maintained a hostile work environment and included verbal abuse.
And massive amounts of war keeps on -- Armstrong that necessitated her working many overtime hours including nights and weekends to get it all done.
-- Armstrong frequently complained about the work environment and her workload.
To know what -- veil and Syracuse you're dead birds is a former prosecutor Jennifer Ryan -- Our criminal defense attorney -- -- -- an interesting difference right as well rested you're not overworked journey saying the other -- -- I'll probably.
File a complaint I know our jobs to about real -- -- class action.
-- it's a slippery slope certainly was some of these these cases it will get into that in a second but Jennifer.
-- verbal abuse assault massive amount of work does -- The massive amount of work doesn't necessarily connects with verbal assault there.
Verbal abuse to -- what -- even start with.
-- -- It's hard to say what the actual allegations -- you have to look at the facts underlined the complaint and -- I'm -- has alleged that she was.
Required to work these tedious long hours and was not compensated fairly because she wasn't being compensated over time.
And while the federal.
Fair standards labor act does require that certain employees do receive over -- second and individuals are exempt from that easily salaried employees people with a professional.
Type of a job a lot on its face a scene that is a senior county which is what she was she would be exempt.
Labels themselves in him not necessarily ruled today so it's kind of hard to to to know interesting that -- -- your eyes his lawyer goes to these overtime and overtime work hours indict you -- that that.
I -- the case just like this Alessio.
Domestic live in worker sued the employer my client.
And she was considered exempt because she lived in that's another one following the exemption in this case is.
It's a three part white collar one executive administrator were professionals are saying she's an accountant so it seems as though she meets a number of those labels she's a profession off.
She's an executive and the point is to keep it in simple English if she is one of those categories and she's not repeat not entitled to -- -- the verbal abuse so -- -- predictions that British hostile work environment is not -- there is no.
Excuse is -- exemption from abusing her mornings what kind of proof because there's tax boxes and then -- tough passes so well so what kind of proof would she need a recording and we were in that teenagers she would need something like.
Well -- work environment -- among a lot of times comes up in the area you know.
Sex discrimination and the -- -- he had to have like you know posters and crude behavior.
You know and things like that so.
Basically to answer your question are you need proof that people -- like screaming obscenities and acting as she did fish.
-- the hospital twice in fact -- season that was due to stress she's having a heart problem and that her employer knew that and did not change the way.
That that a player was treating her what about that part of became the American disabilities act does protect workers who have -- -- disabilities.
And employers are required to make a reasonable accommodations so that those employees.
Get a fair opportunity not preferential treatment but the same opportunity -- -- -- without a disability so -- established that.
Then she may have a claim but it's not clear -- -- -- this plane while we don't know how meritorious it is on its face.
It -- -- interesting questions about the labor standards in this country in this day and age where we are working harder than -- it's interesting how -- are facing our phone is -- it whenever our studio she's -- more than forty -- -- she didn't say she's working eighty or -- we don't actually know how much overtime bald -- that that's what they're gonna -- this -- working that's what they're gonna have to work through and discovery the first thing that's gonna happen is.
Is that gonna ask how many hours did you were remembered it definitely not sympathetic -- -- -- Iraq.
AFLAC prairie dog thyroid -- I never thought this yeah though it's a slippery slope right because it a case like this does get a lot of attention there is some sort of settlement that aren't yet -- It then a lot of people might have a case.
And we say -- that's why this case should go forward but then again the opposite you're not allowed it to have these cases -- you could see some egregious.
Illegally it's really.
You know it's funny because it's kind of a kitchen sink complain I -- have the disability claim.
You have an emotional distress claim but the real core of the case is is she entitled to overtime.
And what's gonna -- down -- is whether she is in one of these professionally exempt categories.
All right we'll leave -- there.
And maybe reliever -- -- -- and a bit this weekend recess I am pretty well tonight let's.
-- Jennifer thank -- great read but.
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