Consumer Law

$1 Million Settlement Reached in Discrimination Suit Against Ultra-Rich Montana Ski Resort

Dozens of Jamaican citizens recruited to work as cooks, servers and housekeepers at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich have reached a $1 million class action settlement over allegations they were discriminated against and paid less than other employees to do the same work.

About 90 Jamaicans workers will receive checks ranging from less than $1,000 to more than $14,000 under the settlement with the Yellowstone Club and Atlanta-based staffing firm Hospitality Staffing Solutions, court documents show.

The workers alleged they did not receive tips or service charges included on restaurant and bar bills like other employees did while cooking for or serving club members, who included Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway founder Warren Buffett and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Read the source article at Claims Journal

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