Birmingham, AL asked in Employment Law for Tennessee

Q: How would I go about suing a temp agency or the place I worked at?

Not sure which one I'd have to sue, but I need to get something done. I wasted my time going in for 7 days (all 8 hours besides Sunday, which was 4) and only got paid for one day. $140.83

I made sure that I worked all week TWICE so that I COULD come in Sunday. The only reason I wanted to go in on Sunday was because they had promised 16 hours of pay for 4 hours. And if I didn't work all week I wouldn't have been able to go in on Sunday. They are INSISTING that I only worked one day and saying they aren't paying me for the other 7.

I took SEVEN DAYS away from my son FOR ONE DAY OF PAY. They have cameras covering the facility, so they can check those. They can check the pallet jack machine. They can check the Google glasses that I had to use to pick cases. Etc. So how do I go about either getting my money or suing?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Wayne M Bridgham
Wayne M Bridgham
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: This would be an unpaid wages claim. Tennessee does not have a wage protection act, like the federal government. However, Tennessee does generally require that all employees be paid for the hours they work. You would want to contact an attorney and discuss the particulars of your case for more information.

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