PHILADELPHIA – A former Cheesecake Factory server alleges she is owed unpaid compensation and has filed a class action suit.
Tia Sharpe filed a complaint on July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was a former server for the defendant. She alleges that the defendant failed to accurately track and record her hours and that she regularly worked more than 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff holds The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay minimum or overtime wages to the plaintiff.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid compensation, interest, liquidated damages, special damages and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Michael Murphy of Murphy Law Group LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-03205-JCJ