Chickie’s & Pete’s Hit With Whistle Blower Suit

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Sharon Chase, a former manager at Chickie’s & Pete’s in Egg Harbor, New Jersey has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit against the sports bar chain and owner Peter Ciarrocchi Jr. Chase alleges she was fired after providing information to federal investigators about the chain’s wage practices.

This is only the latest suit filed against the sports bar chain. More than 80 current and former Chickie’s & Pete’s employees are plaintiffs in a  class-action lawsuits alleging tip-skimming. And the U.S. Labor Department has been investigating wage practices at the chain.

Ex-manager at Chickie’s & Pete’s files whistle-blower suit [Philly.com]

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  • patrick callahan

    It’s good to see this story and others like it getting picked up by foobooz. Wage theft, not paying overtime, and just generally doing the absolute minimum for employees is commonplace in the restaurant business. Until guests pay attention to the staff as well as the food and drink this is only going to continue. Sadly, there are dozens of places out there right now getting away with the stuff for which chickies is being sued.

  • fred

    criminals..

  • Michele

    Does anyone know how I can join the lawsuit, I worked there and would like my voice heard as well.