Restaurant Sued For Tip Pool Policy
A fired waitress upset about the tip pooling policy at her former employer is suing.
The former waitress at a popular Rochester, New York, restaurant filed a class-action lawsuit alleging her employer’s “tip pool” violated state law. The restaurant required waitresses to contribute 2 percent of their total sales to a tip pool set aside for hosts and hostesses.
Natasha Foss said the restaurant let her go for failing to make the contributions and now she has filed a class action lawsuit with around 30 co-complainants. According to her legal complaint, Foss stopped putting 2 percent of her sales in the tip jar after she learned that the practice might be illegal.
No court date has been set.