Hershey Fired Workers Who Joined OT Actions, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT) -- Six former Hershey Co. employees hit the candy maker with a class action Thursday in California federal court, alleging Hershey violated the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act by firing them for their participation in overtime lawsuits against the company.

The former retail sales representatives for Hershey alleged in their complaint the company fired them for their involvement in two class actions in which the plaintiffs claimed they were misclassified as "exempt" workers and as a result were denied overtime pay to which they...
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