Less than a week after Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne shot and killed himself in his Bronx factory, the Caribbean bakery and restaurant chain was hit with a wage lawsuit brought by two former employees.
The New York Daily News reports that William Anderson and Sixto Ramirez filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday, saying that the company routinely did not pay its workers federally mandated overtime. The complaint also seeks class action status.
As reported earlier by The Root, Hawthorne, 57, committed suicide in his office last Saturday. The Root also reported that Hawthorne was reportedly looking at millions owed in back taxes.
Financial distress is a trigger for suicide, according to professionals, but major depression is the largest cause.
Source: the root