Here is a video of the latest Kent Security lawsuit in Broward County accusing the company of negligence. We are neutral in this dispute, but feel the case is of public interest. The plaintiff claims she was struck by a gate arm while riding a bike on property overseen by Kent Security. Kent Security is currently embroiled in a lawsuit filed in the same county accusing the company of negligence over an alleged mace attack that left a person with permanent injuries. The company has been plagued by scandals that have reached a crescendo online beginning with the infamous “Wall of Shame” case covered by the Miami New Times and Fox 4 of Cape Coral.
Kent Security Services Inc. of Miami was sued by two salespeople within an 18 month span between 2013 and 2014. This is significant given the similarity of the complaints, and once again points to the Miami-based company being continually plagued by scandals.
Make no mistake: this is yet another explosive scandal that is sure to rock the entire state of Florida, as it comes to grips with the already shocking “Wall of Shame” scandal of Naples and the alleged mace attack by a Kent Security officer in Pembroke Pines, as well as the latest pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Kent Security of Palm Beach Inc., to name a few.
It is not an easy task to compile all of these lawsuits that are clearly of public interest. However, the public interest requires this massive effort to make the company’s activities and history transparent for the public.
The more I delve into the company’s past, the more I realize how it continues to surpass itself in its brazen conduct. Obviously, while we cannot comment on the merits of these complaints not involving us, we are stunned that a company can have so many lawsuits in a short span of time. Here is the latest video on these two related lawsuits by former Kent Security salespeople. It appears at least one of these lawsuits was settled.
It remains to be seen whether Kent Security Services, Inc. will take up the plaintiff on the offer. We will be sure to follow this case very closely, given that it’s one of the main scandals the company is wrapped up in at the moment.
We made a video of Kent Security of Naples suing a former client. Honestly, given that the “Wall of Shame” occurred under the nose of this client, and given that the idiot who was mistreating the guards in the scandal kept her job, we feel neutral in this squabble. It appears that Kent Security is upset that the former client retained guards after terminating the contract with the company.
Naples is a small town though, so Kent Security had better be careful about suing too many former clients — word gets around quick. However, should Kent Security prevail in this lawsuit, one can hardly say the defendant is a victim of Kent Security’s legal aggressiveness, given its own questionable conduct.
This is entertaining in a similar way to a WorldStarHipHop.com video of two proles fighting each other. It is a bizarre spectacle of stupidity through and through.
Kent Security of Palm Beach is being sued by a pregnant former employee who is claiming she was discriminated against by the company due to her pregnancy. She claims she was moved from the corporate building to an unfinished home lacking a restroom, according to her complaint. She also claims she was verbally abused in an effort to make her quit, which she eventually did. The plaintiff is represented by Richard Celler Legal PA, a firm that previously has sued the company for pregnancy discrimination and reportedly attained a settlement. The lawsuit was filed in Miami on August 31, 2016.
Here is the video with documentation on the lawsuit. Here is the lawsuit on Slideshare.
Kent Security Services Inc. of Miami received a court sanction in 2010 for not complying with a court order. This occurred less than a year before Kent Security made the news for allegedly engaging in wage theft and not complying with Miami’s “living wage” ordinance.
In this case, brought by Leslie Langbein, who previously represented Kent Security Services of Miami against Ms. Greenfield in a pregnancy discrimination case, according to a 32BJ SEIU press release, there appears to have been a dispute over billing.
This is yet another example of the troubled history of the Miami-based company. The company made the news in Miami due to allegations of severe and reckless workplace bullying in a Naples guardhouse. The corporate headquarters refused to answer the phone calls of Fox 4 of Cape Coral when they sought answers from the company.
Here is a video with documentation on the court sanction against the company in 2010:
A man in Miami filed a lawsuit against Kent Security Services claiming he was terminated for reporting someone who supposedly was unlicensed and still hired to do security work by the company. He claimed in the lawsuit that he worked as a supervisor for the company and expressed disagreement over the hiring of this officer in July of 2014. In the same month, he was terminated from his job. In this lawsuit, the man claimed damages that exceeded $15,000. Also in this lawsuit, he claimed there was a violation of Florida’s Whistle-blowers Act. Notably, the Department of Agriculture requires security officers to be properly trained and licensed for reasons of public safety.
This lawsuit was filed on October 23, 2014, just one month before the alleged mace attack by a Kent Security officer in Pembroke Pines that reportedly left a person permanently injured with vision loss. This person is claiming negligence by Kent Security in his or her lawsuit in Broward County (Update: An Amendment by Interlineation was filed, to change the name of the defendant to Kent Security Services instead of Kent Security of Palm Beach).
Additionally, in a case that was highly embarrassing to the company, a road supervisor in Naples alleged to the Labor Board that he was retaliated against for expressing public safety concerns to the company’s corporate headquarters in February of 2015. In this case, which attracted significant media coverage due to the lack of professionalism he reported, he won pro se. As a result of the informal settlement, Kent of Naples was required to post notices informing employees of their rights at gatehouses.
What concerns us about these three cases is that they may show a pattern of misconduct, since all three involve seemingly explosive allegations. Disturbingly, the case in Naples occurred on the heels of serious public safety accusations against the company elsewhere a short period before it. Each one is inexcusable for a company of most likely less than 2,000 employees, comparable to the size of an average high school. However, it gets even more disturbing if two out of the three cases are true, and it justifiably should raise alarm bells for state investigators if all three are true. It just boggles the mind that a small family-owned business would be accused of these public safety breaches in such a short period of time — and a security company at that!
We aren’t saying that the other two cases besides the Naples case, decided favorably for the plaintiff by the Labor Board, have merit, but we believe state investigators should be looking at the company, as there is that famous saying “where there’s smoke there’s fire” that may turn out to be applicable here.