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Sprint Nextel Sued by Former Employees Over Missing Sales Commissions

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A US law firm has launched a putative class action lawsuit on behalf of commissioned employees against Sprint Nextel Corporation and Sprint United Management. The suit was brought by current and former employees who either worked, or currently work, as sales representatives in Sprint Nextel's retail stores in Louisiana. These employees assert that since the merger of Sprint and Nextel, these companies have failed to pay them all the commissions they were due because of computer issues Sprint Nextel failed to resolve.

These employees claim they were shorted approximately $100 to more than $500 per month in commissions for products and services they sold for Sprint Nextel.

Plaintiffs' attorney Michele Fisher explained, "Sprint Nextel's failure to pay these employees the proper commissions was a systematic problem of which the company was aware yet failed to resolve. Employees have been reporting these problems to the company for years, but the company continues to deny them their pay."

The plaintiffs filed their claims in the Kansas District Court due to choice of law and venue provisions in their commissions contract that designated Kansas law and the State of Kansas.

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