Los Angeles, CA: A California labor law class action lawsuit has been filed against television super chef Gordon Ramsay and his restaurant Fat Cow LLC, alleging violations of failure to pay minimum wage for hours worked, failure to provide meal periods, failure to pay overtime wages and more. The employment class action is filed on behalf of all hourly, non-exempt current and former employees.
Plaintiffs Jennifer Becerra, Montinique Dever, Andrea Bourke and Lauren Benge, who filed the lawsuit, claim "During the Class Period, Defendants have: (1) required Class Members to work through their meal and rest periods without paying compensation for missed meal and rest breaks; (2) failed to pay Class Members minimum wages for all hours worked; (3) failed to pay Class Members premium compensation for all overtime hours worked; (4) failed to pay Class Members all wages due at termination and/or resignation."
Additionally, the lawsuit states that the defendants " (5) failed to maintain and provide Class Members with proper documentation concerning their hours worked and their compensation; (6) converted the property of the Class Members; and (7) committed unfair business practices in an effort to increase profits and to gain an unfair business advantages at the expense of the Class Members and the public."
The Fat Cow is a Ramsay restaurant located in Los Angeles' famed Grove outdoor shopping center and is owned by defendants The Fat Cow LLC, FCLA LP and Gordon Ramsay Los Angeles LP.