All over the U.S. and around the world, current and former employees of Sodexo are coming forward and fighting against low wages, poor working conditions and discriminatory treatment by the company.
The Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”) has reported that seven states have filed unfair labor practice charges against Sodexo. The SEIU is activity trying to educate the public about the working conditions at Sodexo. The SEIU has requested that the New Jersey Department of Labor investigate allegations of wage theft on behalf of employees at Highland Park schools.
Several class actions have been filed on behalf of particular current and former Sodexo workers in California and at two hospitals in Pennsylvania. According to the complaint filed on behalf of workers at these hospitals, Sodexo workers to work 15 to 45 minutes off the clock and work through breaks without getting paid for this time.
On April 12, 2011, an individual employed as a chef filed a lawsuit (not a class action) allegeing that he regularly worked approximately 60 to 70 hours per week but was paid the same amount regardless of the number of hours he worked. The chef alleged that Sodexo misclassified him as an exempt employee and failed to pay him overtime in violation of the FSLA.
If you work or worked for Sodexo and feel that you and others like you were not paid for all the hours you worked or were made to work through your meal and rest breaks, please tell me your story.