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Immigrant Discrimination

This is a settlement for the Discrimination lawsuit.

Saugus, MA: (Mar-11-08) Immigrant workers brought a class action lawsuit against Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant alleging wage irregularities. The lawsuit, which was initiated by four Latino workers and two Chinese wait-staff, claimed that the restaurant did not pay the Latino workers minimum wage or overtime and administrative fees were taken from the Chinese waiters' tips. The workers reported a pattern of illegal tip theft to cover the base pay of other employees, improper wage deductions for meal breaks, discriminatory practices and non-Chinese temporary workers being paid a much higher rate than Chinese employees. They also complained of retaliation for speaking up about these problems.

In a settlement reached, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant, a 1,000-seat restaurant in Saugus, agreed to pay $110,000 to all tipped employees who worked between 2004 and the present. The Latinos did not serve as wait-staff but worked in cleaning and construction. [BRIDGE NEWS: IMMIGRANT WORKERS WIN SETTLEMENT]

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Published on Mar-11-08


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