A former employee is suing an Orlando blues club, alleging unjust enrichment and unpaid wages.
The man filed a complaint Oct. 2 in Orange County Circuit Court alleging failure to provide employees proper wages and reimbursements.
According to the complaint, in June 2017, the man suffered monetary injury on his credit card expenses amounting to $22,959.94. The suit says the establishment has failed to reimburse him for goods, materials, services and other items necessary that he purchased through his personal credit card for the operation of the business.
Additionally, the man says he did not receive wages for work performed during his final week of employment.
He alleges the business retained the benefits conferred by the man without the necessary reimbursement, failed to provide him with his final paycheck, and forced him to retain and pay for legal counsel.
What is unjust enrichment? Unjust enrichment is a legal theory established to prevent someone from seeking the benefit of something, typically goods or a service, that they did not pay for. Unjust enrichment is often referred to as “quasi-contract,” but in reality the lack of a contract between parties is what actually results in the unjust enrichment. If you have provided a service or goods under what you thought was a contract, and you have not received payment, our Florida Employment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. We can provide you with a free consultation and let you know what damages you may be able to recover for unjust enrichment.
Proving unjust enrichment can be difficult, but it is possible. It is imperative to work with an attorney who will aggressively advocate on your behalf and fight to get you full and fair compensation. Our Florida Employment Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are prepared to start helping you today. Call us at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.