Are All Restaurants Lousy Employers?
I write this in the wake of Monday’s decision by Judge Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia refusing to dismiss the complaint by current and former employees of Galileo and BEBO Trattoria. Among the allegations: that paychecks frequently bounced, were void or were unreasonably hard to cash; that female employees were paid less than their male counterparts; that employees were not paid overtime; and that employees were sometimes paid less than minimum wage. (C.A. No. 08-00621-RCL -- the documents in the case are all public record and, with luck, I have attached the decision correctly.) While I have no direct knowledge of the facts of this case or the truth of the specific allegations (which remain to be proven in court), they do jibe with my understanding of restaurant life in general.
Anyone out there have any special restaurant/food service horror stories they would like to share?
Also, was the thread title reference too obscure?