SolarCity Sued for Employment Violations
Current and former SolarCity employees are fighting back against SolarCity’s unfair and unlawful employment practices.
In April and May 2017, Soderstrom Law PC filed lawsuits in California federal and state courts on behalf of all employees across the country who worked in a sales-related position at any time since 2013 or 2014.
These lawsuits, which Soderstrom Law PC is continuing to investigate by speaking with other current and former employees and analyzing employment records and policies, allege that for years SolarCity has failed to:
- keep records of all of the hours employees worked;
- pay employees all of their regular and overtime wages owed;
- provide all mandatory meal periods and rest breaks;
- relied on unfair and unlawful commissions policies;
- calculate and pay all bonuses and commissions earned;
- reimburse employees for all business-related expenses;
- provide accurate wage statements for every pay period; and
- pay all wages owed immediately upon termination.
Other SolarCity Lawsuits
SolarCity is also facing other lawsuits brought by installers and employees who held other positions for similar violations of federal and state employment laws: www.solarclassaction.com.
SolarCity has laid off thousands of employees over the past several years, including many employees in the Direct Sales division in mid-2017. According to the lawsuits filed by Soderstrom Law PC, many of the employees who were laid off as well as many who kept their jobs were required or pressured to work overtime hours but were not paid all of their overtime wages, were pressured to work through or shorten their mandatory meal periods and rest breaks, and were not paid all regular wages, bonuses, and commissions properly.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act, California Labor Code, and California Unfair Competition Law each make it unlawful for employers to fail to keep track of and pay for all hours worked by employees, among other employee protections.
Investigations are Ongoing
The lawsuit Soderstrom Law PC filed on April 24, 2017 in San Diego federal court is: Thomas v. SolarCity Financial Company LLC, Case No. 17CV0820 LAB BGS.
Soderstrom law is continuing to investigate all claims made by current and former SolarCity employees throughout the country.