RHOBH’s Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd Face Class Action Lawsuit by SUR Restaurant Employee, Accused of Allegedly Failing to Pay and Give Breaks to Staff

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RHOBH's Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd Hit With Class Action Lawsuit by SUR Restaurant Employee, Accused of Allegedly Failing to Pay and Give Breaks to Staff

Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, have been hit with their second class action lawsuit in a year.

At the end of July, months after an employee of their West Hollywood, California restaurants, SUR Restaurant, TomTom, and PUMP Lounge, accused the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple of violating labor laws in the first lawsuit, a woman named Olivia Beverly Hanson, who previously worked at SUR, filed a second case on behalf of herself and other SUR employees.

In Olivia’s lawsuit, which was filed on July 31 and obtained by E! News on August 3, Lisa and Ken are accused of breaking multiple California labor laws over at least the past one to four years.

According to Olivia, the couple, who is featured on Vanderpump Rules, failed to pay their employees minimum and overtime wages, give them proper breaks for meals and rest, and provide them with accurate wage statements or pay stubs at the end of their employment.

Olivia worked at SUR from October 2019 until January 2020 as a hostess and is requesting she be given a jury trial.

She’s seeking damages for “all wages earned and owed, including minimum and overtime wages, damages for unpaid premium wages from missed meal and rest periods, and damages for gratuities earned but not received, among related reparations,” the report explained.

Following the first employee’s lawsuit filing in January, an insider 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.”

Lisa and Ken’s attorney also fired back at the claims, telling the Daily Mail that the employee’s lawsuit was “frivolous,” “lacks merit,” and “constitutes a feeble attempt to unfairly benefit and extract money by disparaging and slandering the celebrity couple.”

The case is ongoing.

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