President Donald Trump is facing yet another lawsuit, as his personal driver of more than 25 years has moved to recoup years of unpaid overtime.
Noel Cintron filed a lawsuit Monday at the Manhattan Supreme Court against his “purported billionaire” boss of decades for exploiting him by not paying him overtime and for giving him a raise only twice in 15 years. Cintron also says that the raise he got in 2010 came with a major drawback: No more health insurance.
Cintron is a registered Republican and is suing only for overtime pay for the last six years of his employment because a statute of limitations prevents him from seeking compensation beyond that, according to Bloomberg.
In the lawsuit, Cintron names the Trump Organization and Trump Tower Commercial LLC as defendants and he refers to what was done to him as “an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement […] without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige.” At the time of this writing, there was no response from the defendants.
Cintron is seeking 3,300 hours of overtime pay, amounting to $178,200, plus a $5,000 penalty. He served as Trump’s driver until the Secret Service stepped in. He said he would work 5 days a week, with days starting at 7 a.m. and ending whenever he was no longer needed. Despite working 55-hour weeks, Cintron says his salary was set at $62,700 in 2003 and increased to $68,000 in 2006. When he got another raise in 2010 to $75,000, Cintron said, he was forced to give up health insurance.
“[Cintron] was forced to work thousands of hours of overtime without compensation. President Trump’s further callousness and cupidity is further demonstrated by the fact that while he is purportedly a billionaire, he has not given his personal driver a meaningful raise in over 12 years!” he claims.
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