Fighting Systemic Wage Theft and Discrimination: Solis v. The Circle Group

Workers at SkyHouse Denver filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of construction workers nationwide alleging a pattern of wage theft and discrimination at construction sites around the country. Workers accuse Defendants of systematic exploitation by refusing to pay workers for all of the hours they work, refusing to pay overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, and pervasive sex and race discrimination that results in Latina female workers being paid less while performing harder and more dangerous work than other employees. Plaintiffs settled the case in 2017, recovering over $800,000 for the class.  Towards Justice represented the plaintiffs with co-counsel Lowrey Parady LLP.

Case Documents

Complaint

Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

Motion for Final Approval

Press Release

6/2/2016 Construction Workers Allege Stolen Wages and Pervasive Discrimination at SkyHouse Denver and Across the Country

Press

12/20/2017 Denver construction workers recover more than $800,000 after facing wage theft discrimination

12/20/2017 Workers who hung drywall at SkyHouse Denver receive $800K wage settlement

12/20/2017 Workers, advocates celebrate settlements in SkyHouse Denver wage case

6/13/2016 A Handful of Apparently Misclassified Workers Illustrate Big State Problem

6/8/2016 Lawsuit accuses Denver builders of wage theft, sexual harassment and racism

6/2/2016 Denver Construction Workers Allege Wage Theft

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