The blows keep coming for former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s failed presidential campaign.
A former Bloomberg campaign worker filed a class-action lawsuit against the campaign for allegedly getting rid of more than 1,000 workers who Mr. Bloomberg promised to employ through the 2020 election regardless of his campaign’s outcome.
The lawsuit, brought by lawyers from the Shavitz Law Group and Outten & Golden, claims Mike Bloomberg 2020, Inc. violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“Employees have been damaged by losing their jobs with Bloomberg approximately eight months early, losing their income, and losing their healthcare,” the lawsuit argues. “Bloomberg’s conduct amounts to such gross, wanton or willful fraud, dishonest and intentional non-disclosure of material facts as to involve a high degree of moral culpability, making it appropriate to deter Bloomberg from engaging in similar conduct in the future.”