Ex-Gorell Windows workers sue over pay issues
Seeking pay for vacation days, 214 former employees of Gorell Windows filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday.
The suit lists as defendants: Gorell Windows & Doors LLC; Gorell Enterprises Inc.; Soft-Life Gorell LLC; Wayne Gorell, an owner and CEO of Gorell; Brian Zimmerman, CEO and executive vice president/president of Gorell.
Phone numbers listed for Gorell and Zimmerman were not in service when called Sunday night, and an e-mail to “Soft-Lite Gorell Enterprises Inc.” was returned as undeliverable. Both men live in North Carolina, the lawsuit states.
The employees were production and maintenance workers at the company's manufacturing facility in Indiana. Their jobs ended in February 2012 when the company closed its doors and went into receivership.
The employees want the court to determine that the defendants violated the Wage Payment and Collection Law. They also want $340,667, which is the “calculated amount of vacation,” and damages equal to 25 percent of the amount of vacation due or $500, whichever is greater.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Indiana County township ‘afraid for the water’ fights waste well
- West Market Street property owners oppose removal of Blairsville traffic signal
- Coral-Graceton cat clinic new group’s latest spay/neuter effort
- Indiana County dad held for trial for sending kids out of house
- Vintondale man killed in Indiana County crash