Represented by Greater Boston Legal Services, current and former waiters, bussers, and kitchen staff at Happy Lamb Hot Pot are suing the restaurant for wage theft. Workers have also faced retaliation for asserting their rights, as well as physical and verbal abuse.
The workers demand:
Lost wages, including tips stolen by managers and unpaid minimum wage and over- time wages.
Happy Lamb Hot Pot follow labor laws.
Dignity and respect for all workers.
Happy Lamb Hot Pot, part of an international restaurant chain, currently operates in Chinatown, Cambridge, and is expecting to open a third location in Allston. Workers at Happy Lamb restaurants in other states have also sued their employers for wage theft.