Court: Nissan Liable To How Its Mechanics And Other Workers Are Paid
Workers working for the car company Nissan can celebrate a small legal victory in their quest for justice as a recent court decision has decided to side with them and allowed the Nissan Workers Payment Class Action Lawsuit to move forward.
Florida Judge Dismisses Nissan Claims, Green Lights The Jose J. Ayala Jr., et al. v. Nissan North America Inc.
The Florida-based federal court handling the case recently released an order dismissing Nissan’s claims – meaning that the legal battle between it and its employees is on.
The Nissan Workers Payment Class Action Lawsuit is a legal case by Jose J. Ayala Jr. and others against the automobile manufacturer.
Ayala accused Nissan of implementing a wages scheme that resulted in its workers, mechanics, and other employees not being paid the minimum wage. In fact, they also did not receive any overtime pay and the like.
Jose J. Ayala Jr., et al. v. Nissan North America Inc.
With the revised class action filing, Ayala and his legal team have included other Nissan workers such as maintenance personnel and auto technicians.
Nissan’s legal team has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and moved to dismiss the case filed against it, stating that they do not hold any legal responsibility for the injustices against its workers.
They tried laying the blame on its partner dealers, but the court ruled out that Nissan has a hand in how its employees should be paid; hence, the Nissan Workers Payment Class Action Lawsuit was approved.
As of writing, the class action case is still on-going and Consider The Consumer will continue to bring you updates regarding this subject as soon as they are made available to the public.
Editor’s Note on Nissan Workers Payment Class Action Lawsuit:
This blog aims to discuss a recent court announcement stating that Nissan’s counterarguments are insufficient and it should be potentially held liable for the payment issues its workers have experienced. We also suggest you read the Nissan Transmission Settlement for $277 million.
Case Name(s) & No.(s): Jose J. Ayala Jr., et al. v. Nissan North America Inc.; Case No.: 6:20-cv-01625
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Allegation(s): Mechanics and other auto employees working for Nissan did not receive minimum wage and other monetary compensation for their work as prescribed by the law.
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