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Two more Golden Krust employees sue company - report

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There are reports in the United States that two more former employees of the Golden Krust restaurant chain have filed legal action against the company claiming they were denied overtime pay.

The New York Daily News reports that the lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday, days after the company’s former chief executive officer Lowell Hawthorne committed suicide.

The newspaper says the two former employees, William Anderson and Sixto Ramirez, are alleging that Golden Krust routinely deny its workers overtime pay.

The complaint also seeks class-action status and is the third such claim filed against the company.

Hawthorne, who was born and raised in Jamaica, reportedly shot himself inside his company’s main office in the Bronx last Saturday.

He was widely hailed as an American success story and has gained international recognition after helping to grow the Golden Krust chain from one store in the state of New York to 120 stores across nine states.