Family Dollar sued in Connecticut (and elsewhere!)

It had to happen.  Sooner or later, one or more of the Family Dollar managers who weren’t lucky enough to be included in the now famous $54,000,000 case and who still weren’t reclassified, were going to bring a new case.  Well, it happened.

Ruth Friedman, a Store Manager in Stamford, Connecticut in 2007 and 2008 has brought a lawsuit seeking to represent all other Connecticut Family Dollar managers during the last two years.  Her suit will likely be transferred to the multi-district litigation docket in North Carolina, where approximately fourteen other cases from around the country are consolidated.

Hopefully, retailers will start to get the message that managers aren’t managers just because you slap a label on them.  Their primary duty has to be management.  Thanks to Ruth and others for keeping the pressure on retailers to enforce these important laws.

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  1. Tina S says:

    I wish all ppl filing law suit against FD all the luck in the world this company is unreal what they get away with in paying their employees..I gave that company 3 yrs of my life 2 of them as an asst mgr..did not get me yearly raise because of a bad inventory, finally got smart and left them for a rival company MUCH better..Was only making $8.24 an hour working my butt off for them, left to work as a cashier making $8.00 and heard they hired an asst off the street with no experience at $8.50 goes to show they do not CARE one bit for their employees or customers for that fact they need to take the FAMILY name out..Best of luck to you all….

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