Lisa Vanderpump Sued Again For Allegedly Breaking Labor Laws At SUR Restaurant
Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd have been hit with another class-action lawsuit for breaking labor laws at one of their restaurants. Former employee, Olivia Beverly Hanson, of the couple’s West Hollywood, California, restaurant SUR, filed the lawsuit on July 31 on behalf of herself and her colleagues who worked at the restaurant.
Hanson worked at SUR from October 2019 to January 2020. Her filing claims that for at least the past one to four years, Vanderpump and Todd failed to pay workers minimum and overtime wages, provide proper meal and rest breaks, provide accurate wage statements and provide workers with pay stubs at the end of their employment.
Hanson is requesting a jury trial in the lawsuit. The former employee is also seeking damages for all wages earned and owed, including minimum and overtime wages, damages for unpaid premium wages from missed meal and rest periods, damages for earned but not received gratuities among other reparations.
This is not the first lawsuit filed against Vanderpump and Todd. In January a different, former employee of SUR and the couple’s other restaurants, Tom Tom and Pump, also filed a class-action suit against them. The lawsuit is ongoing and also alleged the couple violated labor laws.
At the time the January suit was filed, a source told E! News, “These were two disgruntled ex-employees that had been written up with many warnings by management and subsequently let go. Lisa and Ken do not tolerate anyone that may be abusive to their staff or to patrons.”