The famed chef had a class action lawsuit thrown his way Thursday when current and former employees of his Fat Cow restaurant filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court claiming failure to pay minimum wage for hours worked, failure to provide meal periods, failure to pay overtime wages and more, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Jennifer Becerra, Montinique Dever, Andrea Bourke and Lauren Benge stand as the plaintiffs who filed on behalf of themselves and all hourly, non-exempt current and former employees.
“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,” the documents state.
“(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.
Most of the plaintiffs were employed as servers or baristas sometime between 2012 and March 2013.
Plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial and are asking for “an award of economic damages according to proof on all applicable causes of action.”
A spokesperson for Gordon Ramsay exclusively tells Radar, “We are aware there was a problem with previous management which has since been changed, but this is totally unacceptable if any truth to it.”