Priscilla Rosado-Cruz claims in a federal lawsuit dancers had been required to make “unlawful kickbacks” to Platinum Dolls
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former dancer at Platinum Dolls on East New Circle Street in Lexington claims in a federal lawsuit the membership didn’t pay dancers the required minimal wage or additional time for working greater than 40-hours per week.
The lawsuit from Priscilla Rosado-Cruz, seeks at the very least $100,000 in compensatory damages, in addition to different damages and again pay and, it seeks to behave as a collective motion for different dancers who labored on the membership within the final three years, which may quantity greater than 100, in response to the go well with.
The lawsuit is in opposition to Lexington Golf & Journey LLC, which does enterprise as Platinum Dolls; two member firms, Act Distributors and GDT (DE) LLC; and Charles G. “Jerry” Westlund Jr., who is alleged was or nonetheless is among the important house owners and managers.
Rosado-Cruz claims within the lawsuit the membership improperly categorised the dancers as impartial contractors, not workers in an effort to keep away from paying them correctly.
In accordance with the criticism, the dancers didn’t obtain hourly wages, solely ideas.
The go well with claims the dancers ought to have been paid the federal minimal wage of $2.13 an hour for tipped workers, in addition to additional time.
The membership can be accused within the go well with of improperly requiring Rosado-Cruz and different dancers to share their ideas with different workers, similar to bouncers, disc jockeys and managers and imposed charges.
The civil lawsuit was filed Oct. 19, 2021 in federal courtroom in Lexington. Rosado-Cruz calls for a jury trial.
The Lexington Herald-Chief experiences the membership isn’t commenting on the lawsuit.