Lawsuit Filed Against Glynn County Sheriff's Office
Sunday, August 05, 2012 8:00 PM
Aug. 6, 2012 - Former Glynn County Sheriff's Office employee David L. Jackson filed a lawsuit against the Glynn County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Wayne V. Bennett in his official capacity. The suit was filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia, Brunswick Division.
According to the lawsuit, for years, the Glynn County Sheriff's Office has forced its detention officers to stay late after their shift for no pay and work "off the clock," thus violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law. Unfortunately, when employees have complained to their supervisors about this unlawful practice, they were turned away threatened or retaliated against.
Jackson is suing both individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated individuals and is pursuing collective action status. The lawsuit is seeking back wages, damages and attorney's fees. The Fair Labor Standards Act protects any employee who files suit, cooperates or serves as a witness in a lawsuit. Thus, an employee who participates cannot be disciplined or terminated as a result of their involvement in this litigation.