If you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen, especially if that kitchen is run by a devil chef and it’s Hell’s Kitchen.
Gordon Ramsay, the controversial British chef, producer, and star of TV shows “Hell’s Kitchen,” “MasterChef,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” and “Hotel Hell” is getting a piece of his own medicine, this time, as former employees reached their boiling point.
Four former employees of the restaurateur filed a new class-action suit against the international chef, as per legal papers filed June 13 in the Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit was filed by four former hourly employees at Fat Cow, Ramsay’s restaurant at the Grove shopping and entertainment complex in LA. The complaint named Gordon Ramsay Los Angeles LP, the Fat Cow LLC, and FCLA LP.
The plaintiffs Jennifer Becerra, Montinique Dever, Andrea Bourke, and Lauren Benge claim that the restaurant stiffed them of their minimum hourly wages and overtime pay, failed to give them break times for meals and rest, and paychecks were delayed, among other violations.
The claims goes on to state that it was done “maliciously, fraudulently, and oppressively, with the wrongful intention of injuring Plaintiffs…and/or in conscious disregard for their rights.”
While no specific amount was determined, the lawsuit states the plaintiffs are seeking compensation exceeding $25,000.