Prova Pizzabar, Owned by Donatella Arpaia and Mark Geragos, Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

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On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against Prova Pizzabar, a restaurant located inside Grand Central Station. This popular pizza spot is owned by television personality and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia and celebrity criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos. A female ex-employee of Prova Pizzabar claims she was severely harassed and sexually accosted by a coworker and was then terminated when complaining about it to a supervisor. The lawsuit alleges discrimination based ...

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Russian Tea Room Lawsuit

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Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the owners of “The Russian Tea Room”, located at 150 W. 57th Street, New York, New York 10019 on behalf of all servers, bussers, runners, baristas, bartenders, barbacks, and other “Tipped Workers” who have worked there.
The lawsuit alleges that the owners of this restaurant have instituted widespread policies which violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) ...

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