Defendant Adient US LLC manufactures automotive seats. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Plymouth, Michigan.
Position(s): Hourly-paid factory workers
Time Period: May 2014 – present
The Claims in the Lawsuit
The lawsuit alleges that Adient failed to pay hourly-paid factory workers the premium rate for working Saturday and Sunday shifts provided in its Team Member Handbook.
5/15/2019: The Complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and has been assigned to the Honorable Judge Joseph M. Hood.
How to Participate
If you are interested in participating in this case, please contact our office by emailing “FLSAGroup@jtblawgroup.com or calling (877) 561-0000. There is a possibility the Court will certify this case as a class action under Kentucky state laws. If that happens, eligible factory workers will be notified they are covered and will automatically be included in this case unless they “opt out.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Defendant discipline or fire me if I join the case?
It is against the law for an employer to retaliate against a person for joining a lawsuit to reclaim unpaid wages. If you suffer retaliation, you may have additional claims. If you work for Adient and you believe you may be the victim of retaliation for joining this lawsuit, contact us immediately.
Will I have to testify or provide documentary proof?
If you have records relating to your work with Adient, please keep them until we ask you for them. However, you do not need to have records of your work hours to be included. If Adient did not keep accurate time records, most courts will permit you to make a “good faith” estimate of your work hours. We will seek any records the company has of your hours worked. Please ensure you do not destroy any documents or data you have that relate in any way to your work for Adient.
Do I have to pay anything?
No, you will not have to pay us anything out of your own pocket. We are handling this case on a contingency basis. This means we will only be paid if the lawsuit is successful in obtaining relief either through a settlement or an award, and that payment will only come out of that settlement or award.
How long will the case take?
The length of this kind of lawsuit varies from case to case, but they typically last one to three years.