Autistic employee at this popular restaurant went unpaid for a year

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Meet Caleb Dyl, a 21-year-old autistic man from Rhode Island, who was left unpaid for over a year while working at Applebee's.

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Local CBS affiliate, WPRI-TV, reports that Caleb Dyl was placed in a training program at the Middletown, Rhode Island Applebee's and was supposed to start receiving wages in August 2014 through direct deposit.

Dyl's parents told CBS they filled out all the necessary forms, but when the wages never came, they began to ask questions.



The Dyls claim they filled out documents again by November 2014 after being told the previous ones had been lost. They say they also contacted Resources for Human Development about the issue numerous times.


According to Applebee's officials, they say they were unaware that Dyl went unpaid and will send him a check for his 166 hours of work as soon as possible.

But, this check may not be enough. The Dyls estimate their son worked about 350 hours, but Applebee's regional director of operations said that Dyl did not clock in when he went to work.

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