Some home health aide workers in Philadelphia upset after agency halts paychecks

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Home health aide workers upset after agency halts paychecks
Home health aide workers upset after agency halts paychecks: Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 4pm on December 27, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Dozens of home health aid workers with Sweet Home Healthcare in Philadelphia are upset because they say the agency hasn't paid them in weeks.

They add that this is a repeat problem with the agency

Workers showed up outside of Sweet Home Healthcare in Kensington on Friday demanding answers from the office, all with a similar complaint- they haven't been paid.

"They owe me three weeks, two of them are backpay for November," said Sal Delgado.

"My direct deposit didn't hit, this is the third week in a row. When I called this morning, just a busy signal. I called several times, same thing - busy signal," said Tina Robinson Brown.

So, many came to the Kensington office to talk to someone in person, but instead they found a note on the door saying the office is closed and: "We are aware payroll was submitted late and leadership is working to fix this matter."

Employees also received a text message promising pay on December 30th. But many say they have heard the excuses before.

Action News reached out to Sweet Home Healthcare, but we have not received a call back.