Class Action Lawsuit for Wage Violations by Jackson Hewitt

Beginning in the 2013 tax season (approximately January 2014 through April 2014) and continuing to the present, Jackson Hewitt has run promotions offering $50-100 gift cards for qualifying customers who hired Jackson Hewitt to complete their tax returns. MacDonald Hoague & Bayless is suing Jackson Hewitt for deducting the value of these gift cards from individual tax preparers’ revenues, lowering their earned commissions. In doing so, Jackson Hewitt violated the tax preparers’ commission contract and Washington’s wage laws.

If you worked as a tax preparer during anytime from January 2013 to the present, we would like to hear about your experience. You may be entitled to recover lost compensation from Jackson Hewitt. Please email attorney Jesse Wing at jessew@mhb.com, or call him at (206) 622-1604.

MHB Wins Jury Verdict for Woman Fired Because of Her Breast Cancer

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, a federal court jury found Generations Healthcare Network at Oakton Pavillion, LLC, a Des Plaines nursing home, liable for firing its former Director of Nursing because she had breast cancer.  The jury awarded $400,000 in damages for  emotional injuries, one of the largest such awards in Illinois under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Plaintiff alleged that when Generations found out she had cancer in June of 2014, it immediately began a hunt for her replacement.  Generations purchased the nursing facility on September 1, 2014 and just 10 days later, the Plaintiff was fired. Immediately after the Plaintiff was fired the administrator of the facility, told the staff that the Director of Nursing was let go because of her health.

A jury of seven deliberated four hours before finding that Generations actions violate both federal and state laws protecting people from being discriminated against because of a disability such as cancer.

One of the attorneys for the Plaintiff, Jeffrey Taren, with MacDonald Hoague & Bayless stated: “This case shows that cancer survivors continue to face discrimination in the workplace.  This verdict is proof that women like the Plaintiff, who stand up for their rights, can obtain justice.”

 

MHB Client Receives Record Settlement for Wrongful Imprisonment

In late October MHB lawyers, and their co-counsel at the Portland insurance firm of Parsons Farnell & Grein and the Connelly Law Offices, finalized the largest settlement for wrongful conviction and imprisonment in Washington history, a total of $26 million paid to two men who spent almost two decades in prison for a crime they did not commit. The resolution brought an end to more than six years of litigation by MHB on behalf of Alan Northrop and by the Connelly Law Offices on behalf of Alan’s co-defendant Larry Davis, seeking compensation for their years of loss.

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Class Action Investigation for Wage Violations by Jackson Hewitt

Beginning in the 2013 tax season (approximately January 2014 through April 2014) and continuing to the present, Jackson Hewitt has run promotions offering $50-100 gift cards for qualifying customers who hired Jackson Hewitt to complete their tax returns. We are investigating allegations that Jackson Hewitt deducted the value of these gift cards from individual tax preparers’ revenues, lowering their earned commissions. In doing so, Jackson Hewitt may be violating the tax preparers’ commission contract or Washington’s wage laws.

If you worked as a tax preparer during anytime from January 2013 to the present, we would like to hear about your experience. You may be entitled to recover lost compensation from Jackson Hewitt. Please email attorney Jesse Wing at jessew@mhb.com, or call him at (206) 622-1604.