Hancock Whitney Bank FLSA Collective Action Lawsuit

Sherry Metoyer-Bradley v. Hancock Whitney Bank
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Docket No.: 23-cv-05809

Counsel: Matthew Miller, Justin Swidler, John G. Munoz (of Garner & Munoz in New Orleans, Louisiana)

On October 5, 2023, a former Hancock Whitney Bank hourly employee filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, asserting that Hancock Whitney Bank failed to pay her and hundreds of other employees overtime wages as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the Named Plaintiff alleges that Hancock Whitney failed to pay her and other employees for performing procedures when opening and closing the bank’s branches each day, including but not limited to waiting for co-workers to arrive on the premises and booting up or waking up computers.

If you have worked for Hancock Whitney as an hourly employee at one of its retail branches and performed opening or closing procedures at any time during the last three years, you may be eligible to join the FLSA lawsuit. Please call one of our employment attorneys today for more information. To express interest in joining the lawsuit, individuals can submit the below Consent Form with the Court. This will inform the Court of their desire to join the case and toll their statute of limitations (i.e., the amount of time you have to sue Hancock Whitney for failure to pay overtime wages). However, it is crucial to understand that participating in the case will be contingent on the Court certifying the case as a collective certification under the FLSA, a decision that the Court has not yet made.

By considering participation in this lawsuit, employees who have worked for Hancock Whitney can stand together in the fight for fair compensation and hold Hancock Whitney accountable for its alleged unlawful practices. The collective strength of employees coming together to seek justice can make a significant impact and help ensure that Hancock Whitney is held responsible for its actions.

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