GREENVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Eight current and former emergency dispatchers are suing Unicoi County and the Unicoi County Emergency Communications District for unpaid wages.
The suit filed in federal court in Greeneville on Thursday claims that for the past three years employees have not received proper overtime pay. It also claims the employees were required to report that they worked only eight hours per day and 40 hours per week.
The suit seeks back pay and damages.
The 911 Board voted in December to pay the workers half their unpaid overtime.
Chairman Jim Pate told WJHL-TV that the County Commission was supposed to come up with the other half. The commission voted against that.
Unicoi County Attorney Doug Shults said he has not had time to review the suit.
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