The government shutdown may feel like ancient history, but some federal workers say they’re still dealing with the financial consequences. Even though they received back-pay, they are now suing the government.
So far, there are just five federal workers who have joined this collective action lawsuit – which is different than a class action lawsuit, because plaintiffs must opt-in and file the appropriate paperwork. They hope and believe more federal workers will sign on.
The five workers employed by the Bureau of Prisons in cities across the country were deemed "essential” and worked throughout the 16 day shutdown, but they were not paid in-full until the shutdown ended.Continue reading