DALLAS, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Two North Texas college students have filed a lawsuit against Houston-based Reliant Energy claiming they worked for Reliant in the summer of 2015 but were never paid. According to the lawsuit, Trayon Hunter and Alana Bennett both worked for Reliant going door-to-door convincing residents to switch to Reliant as their energy provider. The lawsuit alleges Reliant agreed to pay the students $100 for every residence that switched. Hunter and Bennett allege they both "sold" somewhere between 50 and 100 residents on switching to Reliant, but Reliant never paid them as agreed.
"I'm hoping this is an oversight or limited to one person that thought they could take advantage of college kids," said Hunter and Bennett's attorney, Matt Scott of Scott Perez, LLP. "I am hearing there may be more kids who did this work last summer and were not paid," Scott said, "and this wouldn't be the first time I've seen an employer try to take advantage of younger folks who are new to the job market."