Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Food

Gordon Ramsay Getting Sued by Former Fat Cow Employees

chef-ramsay.jpg
Photo courtesy of chef Ramsay
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Celeb chef and restauranteur Gordon Ramsay has some trouble on his hands. Former employees Jennifer Becerra, Montinique Dever, Andrea Bourke and Lauren Benge have filed a class action lawsuit against Ramsay, saying that he violated several workers' rights laws at his restaurant The Fat Cow at the Grove.

The employees at the fancified gastropub claim they were overworked and under-compensated, and were forced to "work through their meal and rest periods without paying compensation for missed meal and rest breaks," among other allegations. Says Radar:

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.

A spokesperson for the company said that they were "aware there was a problem with previous management which has since been changed, but this is totally unacceptable if any truth to it.”