TIP Responds To Former Scales 925 Employees’ Lawsuit
T.I. is asking “his” pesky former restaurant workers to drop their class action lawsuit aimed at him and a business partner over unpaid wages and lawyer fees. The Jasmine Brand reports that T.I. has responded to the 3-month-old class action lawsuit filed by the former chef and food runner and it’s just one of multiple lawsuits filed against the business.
Back in March of this year, Kyle Vargas, Khori Vargas and Shawn Yarborough sued T.I., his business
partner Charles Hughes and Scales 925 Atlanta. They alleged that they were overworked and underpaid. The lawsuit claims they sometimes up to 80 hours a week without ever paying a dime in overtime. Khori claims that one time, she worked 112 hours in a week.
T.I. has now responded, reportedly saying he did not exercise control over the structure of the employee relationship, have economic control and was not responsible for day-to-day operations. Tip also says he was not in charge of hiring and firing or setting employees wages or schedules.
Tip does admit, however, he helped make initial decisions regarding the menu and location layout, along with selecting the head chef but DASSIT. Beyond that, he say he had nothing to do with the restaurant.
Previously, we reported that T.I. felt that he was actually scammed out of $1.7 million after his involvement with the ATL establishment. Sounds like a huge headache!