Individuals allege Friendship House Association of American Indians did not provide meal, rest breaks

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A 24-hour, nonmedical substance abuse treatment facility for Native Americans is alleged to owe unpaid wages to three individuals.

SAN FRANCISCO – A 24-hour, nonmedical substance abuse treatment facility for Native Americans is alleged to owe unpaid wages to three individuals.

Emerson Charley, Irene Littlejohn and Gustavo Sanchez filed a complaint on May 2 in the San Francisco County Superior Court against The Friendship House Association of American Indians Inc. of San Francisco, Helen Waukazoo, Nathan Blacksmith and Does 1-10 alleging violations of California Labor Code.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were not compensated for overtime work and were not able to take their meal and rest breaks.

The plaintiffs hold The Friendship House Association of American Indians Inc. of San Francisco, Waukazoo, Blacksmith and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to compensate plaintiffs for all work rendered, failed to provide proper meal and rest periods and failed to provide accurate wage statements.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants for compensatory, consequential and statutory damages; unpaid wages; restitution; injunction; interest; attorneys' fees; costs and further relief as the court may deem just. They are represented by Arlo Garcia Uriarte, Un Kei Wu, Ernesto Sanchez, Daniel P. Iannitelli and Jonathan S. Rebong of Liberation Law Group PC in San Francisco.

San Francisco County Superior Court case number CGC-18-566216

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