Coverall Misclassification Class Action

Connecticut franchisees are suing Coverall North America for classifying them as independent contractors and taking fees and deductions from their wages.

I. Who are the Defendants?

Coverall North America is a Florida-based cleaning service company that operates across the country, including in Connecticut.

II. What is this case about?

Misclassification.  In this lawsuit we claim that Coverall improperly classified their franchisees as ‘independent contractors’ when they really were employees. We also claim that they took illegal deductions from their wages.

III. What court is the case filed in?

Federal Court.  This case is filed in United States District Court, District of Connecticut.

IV. Should I fear retaliation?

No.  It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this.  If you experience retaliation, we will help you.

V. Where can I go to get answers to my questions? How can I help?

Call us.  You are always welcome to call us at Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore. We will do their best to answer your questions. Our number is 860-522-8888. Ask about the Coverall class action.

VI. Who are the lawyers?

Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC, and Lichten Liss-Riordan, P.C.  The franchisees who brought this lawsuit are being represented by The Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, and Lichten Liss-Riordan, P.C. Both firms are experienced and have successfully handled similar cases in the past.

VII. How much can I expect to get?

It depends.  We claim that franchisees should received compensation, and penalty damages plus interest and attorneys’ fees.

VIII. Will I have to pay any legal fees or costs?

No.  We have agreed to work on this case on a “contingency” basis which means that our fee, and reimbursement for our costs, will come, if at all, out of any settlement.  The court will closely supervise our fee petition and ensure that it is fair to the class.

IX. What is the status of the case?

The following represents the status of the case as of the date indicated:

X. What is the status of the case?


January 17 2019




This is the lawsuit itself   which includes the   detailed allegations of  wrongdoing.

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