A former employee of the Plaza Restaurant in Walt Disney World is suing Disney because her salary was cut due to being forced to take on non-tipping responsibilities.
Jasmin Sandoval, the former employee is suing Disney because she says that she had been spending more than 20 percent of her time on the clock doing non tipping duties such as dishes and restocking. According to Florida State law if a tipped employee (who gets paid $5.03 an hour) works more than 20% of their time in a non-tipping position they must be raised to a non-tipping salary ($8.05) and that never happen.
Michael Grossman of Cohen Grossman is representing Sandoval. They are seeking back pay, interest, and attorney fees. They currently do not know exactly how much is owed to Sandoval, however she hopes they can get her lost wages as the lawsuit progresses.
“We’re not trying to make millions of dollars. We’re just trying to get wages recovered for our client,” Grossman said.
Sandoval worked for Disney from 2011 to 2015. She claims the wage claim had nothing to do with her leaving and would not discuss what the reasons were for her leaving the restaurant.
A representative from Disney said in a prepared statement
“We are reviewing the allegations contained in the complaint and will respond in court.”
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