It turns out there were fierce protests in Miami Beach in January 2016, and we have obtained excerpts of the comments and concerns during a Miami Beach Commissioners meeting.
Here is the video with highlights. One common theme is concern over the company’s mistreatment of employees. It appears Kent Security was awarded a contract despite the protests, though the contract may have ended.
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.
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: