LOS ANGELES – A former clerk for a Costa Mesa grocery has filed a class-action alleging labor code violations.
Sixto Gutierrez filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Mother's Market & Kitchen Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor codes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for the defendants from March 2014 to July 2016. The plaintiff holds Mother's Market & Kitchen Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate meal and rest periods, underpaid overtime wages and did not provide paid sick days.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, consequential, general and special damages; liquidated damages; statutory wage statement penalties; restitution; interest on all unpaid wages; all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Paul K. Haines and Fletcher W. Schmidt of Haines Law Group APC in El Segundo.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:17-cv-00428