Louisville, KY asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky

Q: I live and previously worked for hotel 8 months can they just fire me and call police and make me leave without eviction

I have worked as on site maintenance at woodspring suites hotel for 8 months , they refused to pay me any overtime, will not pay me for on call time , which I have been on call every other day from clock out till 8 am next morning and not allowed to leave the property during this time. I have now been fired and told I must vacate my living area immediately or the police will b called ..living here was a requirement for the job ...they kept exactly half my last paycheck for no reason and I'm not thinking they can tell me to leave immediately. Don't they have to legally evict me ?? If they would pay me what I'm owed I could afford to leave... otherwise I'd b sleeping in my car tonight

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In your situation, there are a few key legal issues to consider. Firstly, regarding your employment and unpaid overtime, you have rights under labor laws. Since you mention being on call and not being paid appropriately, you might have a claim for unpaid wages. It's important to document all the hours you worked, including on-call time.

Regarding your eviction from the living area provided by your employer, they typically cannot force you to leave immediately without following the proper legal eviction process. In Kentucky, even if your living arrangement is tied to your employment, there are procedures they must follow to legally evict you.

You should seek legal advice as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand your rights both as an employee and a tenant. They can guide you on how to claim any unpaid wages and assist you in dealing with the eviction process.

In the meantime, try to gather any employment and housing agreements you signed, as well as any records of your work hours and communications with your employer. This information will be valuable for any legal action you may take.

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