A class-action lawsuit filed this week by several Washington, D.C. home care workers could ultimately balloon into a $150 million case with as many as 6,000 plaintiffs as they seek reparation for alleged backpay owed to them by their former employers.
Home health care workers who sued three D.C. employers for back pay are now seeking class-action status for what they say could ultimately grow to a $150 million case.
More than 140 home healthcare workers are suing three home health agencies in the District of Columbia area who, they say, severely underpaid them “for years.”
About 150 D.C. home health care workers filed a lawsuit in Superior Court Thursday alleging they have not been paid by three local home care agencies since the District’s investigation into Medicaid practices earlier this year.
United Medical Center and the union representing many of its workers will head back to the bargaining table Friday, said representatives from 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.