SAN FRANCISCO – A class action has been filed against the New Century Theater on behalf of current and former exotic dancers over allegations of unfair business practices.
Olivia Doe filed a complaint on behalf of all those similarly situated on April 12 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against Bijou - Century LLC and Joseph Carouba and Does 1-100 alleging conversion, fraud and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was misclassified as an independent contractor. The plaintiff holds Bijou - Century LLC, Carouba and Does 1-100 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide accurate wage statements, unlawfully required the class to "tip out" the district manager, and failed to compensation them for all hours worked.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, restitution of all monies due, interest, all legal fees, punitive and exemplary damages and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by James A. Quadra, Rebecca M. Coll and Niall Vignoles of Quadra & Coll LLP in San Francisco.
San Francisco County Superior Court Case number CGC17558142