According to multiple reports, President Trump’s longtime driver has filed a lawsuit claiming that he has worked thousands of hours of overtime with no pay.
Noel Cintron was Trump’s driver for over 20 years and he filed the suit in New York’s Supreme Court this Monday.
“In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige President Donald Trump has, through the defendant entities, exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver,” Cintron’s suit states.
According to Citron, he was forced to work “thousands” of hours in overtime and wasn’t given a “meaningful raise” in over 10 years.
He says that he worked between 50 and 55 hours weekly starting at 7am until Trump took on a Secret Service detail.
His lawsuit states that he was forced to work 550 hours of overtime ever year and was not paid time-and-a-half. Citron claims he also wasn’t paid for working on holidays and his pay stubs were inaccurate. His lawsuit cites 3,300 hours of unpaid overtime for the just the past six years because that’s all the statute of limitations will allow.
“Donald Trump has proclaimed himself as a champion of working men and women, but nothing could be further from the truth,” said Cintron’s attorney, Larry Hutcher. “Noel Cintron worked for him days, nights and weekends, but year after year Trump refused to pay him the wages he had earned. A complete disregard for the rights of workers has defined his disgraceful record in business.”
When he did receive a raise, which amounted to about to $7,000 a year, Citron claims he had to surrender his healthcare benefits.
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