Celebrity chef Mario Batali is being sued by two employees at his New York restaurant Babbo, claiming they were cheated out of wages and forced to split their tips with other workers who did not have the right to take a cut of their share.
A lawyer for the employees commented on the case, stating, "It is sad to see a prestigious employer line his pockets with money belonging to the little guys."
Their class-action suit seeks unspecified damages for themselves and all other "similarly situated" co-workers who work at the Italian restaurant.
Shame on you, Mario! What would BFF Gwyneth say??
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