The Beatrice Inn , a critically acclaimed high end “chop house” restaurant located in New York City, has just been hit with a class action lawsuit in order to help recover owed wages. The lawsuit alleges that the Beatrice Inn owes its employees minimum wages, overtime compensation, misappropriated tips, and other damages. Affected workers include captains, bartenders, barbacks, and other similarly situated non-managerial employees, commonly referred to as “tipped workers”. Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, the employment law firm handling the ...Continue Reading →
After being hit with a disability discrimination lawsuit, American Airlines and Envoy Air, its largest regional carrier, have just agreed to settle the nationwide class action lawsuit. The airlines will pay $9.8 million in stock to hundreds of its employees who claimed they were victims of disability discrimination. If cashed out now, the stock would be worth over $14 million.
This disability discrimination lawsuit was filed through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency that advances ...Continue Reading →
It is funny to think that gender pay equality would ever be an issue for State Street Corporation, the company responsible for installing the ‘Fearless Girl” statue. The statue, which has quickly become an iconic symbol of female equality, is now a bit a sore spot for the company after having to settle a gender pay discrimination lawsuit for $5 million. The company was investigated by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the governments findings conclude that ...Continue Reading →
Salary inquiries of prospective employees are set to become a thing of the past. A new legislation that was signed into law earlier this year by Mayor De Blasio will soon go into effect on October 31, 2017. The legislation will prohibit employers from questioning its job applicants about their salary history in an attempt to curb gender pay issues by lowering the possibility of women being negatively impacted by their previous salary levels. The New York City Commission on ...Continue Reading →
The Trump Administration is making it abundantly clear that it is set on reversing the government’s position on LGBTQ rights, more specifically, LGBTQ employee rights. Just this week, during an appeal for a work place sexual orientation discrimination case, a lawyer from the Justice Department under the Trump Administration argued against the former employee who filed the lawsuit. The ex-employee, Donald Zarda, worked for a company called Altitude Express and claims he was fired for being gay.
The ...Continue Reading →
Gary Glouner, a 52 year old former Facebook employee, has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the social networking firm. Mr. Glouner alleges that that he was terminated after complaining about Facebook’s treatment of older employees. Although a spokesperson for Facebook has denied the allegations, the lawsuit claims the company has a track record of firing employees over the age of 50.
Mr. Glouner claims his termination fit what he believes is Facebook’s preference of younger employees who ...Continue Reading →
Four former Macy’s employees of the flagship Herald Square location in New York City are alleging that the company was pushing to have its workers racially profile Asian shoppers. They claim that they were instructed to not sell or avoid selling Macy’s merchandise to customers of Asian descent. The ex employees, who identify as Asian-American, also claim that they were wrongfully terminated after they spoke out against the alleged policy. Their terminations followed soon after they spoke to managers and ...Continue Reading →
Three former female employees of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, have filed a class action discrimination lawsuit in San Francisco. The lawsuit alleges that the tech giant discriminated against women in regards to their pay and promotions. Unfortunately for Google, the lawsuit hit shortly after an employee’s10-page manifesto went viral, which stated women employees were far less present within the company because of their inherent psychological differences than men, giving the lawsuit a platform to stand on.
According to the ...Continue Reading →
Boca Juniors, the well known Argentine restaurant in Queens, New York which caters to soccer fanatics and steakhouse enthusiasts, has been sued by a former employee. A lawsuit was filed on August 31, 2017, by Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP on behalf of a former back of the house employee. The former kitchen worker is seeking unpaid overtime compensation, unpaid spread of hours pay, and other damages.
The lawsuit alleges that Boca Juniors Steakhouse and its owners instituted many policies and practices ...Continue Reading →
It seems as though the restaurant industry just does not want to clean up its act when it comes to paying its workers correctly. This is at least the case for BL Restaurant Operations LLC, also known as Bar Louie, that has been hit with yet another wage lawsuit. Back on April 20, 2017 Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP along with Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP, filed an amended class action complaint against the upscale nationwide bar/restaurant on behalf of tipped employees. ...Continue Reading →