WJCNY and Community Resource Center of Mamaroneck Win Case for Local Bakery Worker

For nearly two years, Rosa Herrera worked at Panaderia Y Café La Chapincita in Mamaroneck, NY, where she regularly worked two kitchen shifts per day--often six or seven days per week--but was paid less than the New York State minimum wage and was never paid overtime. Rosa complained to her boss but was ignored. She eventually sought help from the Community Resource Center (CRC) where she knew free, trustworthy assistance was available for low-wage, Spanish-speaking workers like herself. The staff at CRC soon connected Rosa to attorneys at WJCNY. Courageously, through her WJCNY attorneys, Rosa filed suit against her former employer in New York State Supreme Court. After several months of legal proceedings, Rosa succeeded in obtaining a favorable settlement by which she recovered more than $30,000 including her earned but unpaid wages. Rosa is pictured here with CRC Co-Director, Jirandy Martinez (left), and WJCNY Legal Director, Rob McCreanor (right).