Misclassified Caregiver Awarded $3 million 

From the  Asian Journal reports on a case in which a caretaker was misclassified as an independent contractor and fired for asking about her classification. A jury awarded her $3 million. Joe writes:

Camile Almada worked as a caregiver for elderly clients assigned to her by her  employer, Heaven Heights. However, Ms. Almada was treated and paid as an  independent contractor, which meant that she was not paid overtime or given the other  benefits and protections guaranteed to employees under California law. When she  complained to Heaven Heights, she was berated and fired. Recently, a Riverside County  jury awarded Ms. Almada $3 million in damages for the retaliatory firing.

Source: [COLUMN] $3 million jury award for caregiver misclassified as independent contractor  

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