Oh, Lisa Vanderpump, what a tangled web you weave. First, she has a lot to celebrate. Lisa has announced starting a new podcast and a new show about Vanderpump Dogs! I can’t wait to hear all about “ponies…and sex…or lack thereof.” A regular rainbows and butterflies kind of gal. Unfortunately, though, LVP’s image has also been hit with quite a few blows recently.
Vila Blanca has closed for good, and even Adrienne Maloof is coming forward to remind us of all the storylines LVP has constructed over the years. I think the running total is at like 5? Well, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s a reprieve in sight for this lady in pink.
According to E! News who received documents about the issue, Lisa is facing yet ANOTHER class-action lawsuit from a former SUR employee. This employee, Olivia Beverly Hanson, was never featured on Vanderpump Rules, but apparently has worked at the restaurant from October 2019 to January 2020. Her responsibilities included seating patrons, confirming reservations, and answering phones. Like an off-camera Lala Kent, I guess.
Olivia filed the lawsuit, on July 31 on behalf of her herself and others who had worked at SUR. The lawsuit claims that Lisa and Ken Todd have violated several California labor laws. Yikes! I wonder if that includes the gender discrimination Billie Lee has come forward to share? I digress.
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Within these claims are accusations that Lisa and Ken failed to pay workers minimum and overtime wages, failed to provide proper meal and rest breaks, and failed to provide accurate wage statements or pay stubs at the end of their employment. I don’t know. Some of it seems a little nit picky. That said, this is targeted at a woman who spends time making sure her dogs have accessorized appropriately. She has time for details.
Keep in mind, this is coming after another lawsuit filed by a former employee in January who also alleged the violation of labor laws. Gotta keep that head on a swivel! Olivia’s lawsuit is seeking damages for wages earned and owed and damaged gratuities earned but not received, among other things. That seems fair enough.
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Another source, however, shares that Olivia and the others who are suing are “disgruntled ex-employees that had been written up with many warnings by management and subsequently let go. Lisa and Ken do not tolerate anyone that may be abusive to their staff or to patrons.” Oh really? So then why is Jax Taylor still there? He’s been disgusting to almost every employee, including being misogynistic, homophobic, and transphobic. In a bar in WeHo of all places!!! I guess she tolerates some things…
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK LISA SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY EMPLOYEES WHO SHE’S WRITTEN UP AND FIRED? WHAT WOULD GIGGY DO? WOULD YOU WATCH THESE LAWSUITS UNFOLD ON NEXT SEASON OF VPR?
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