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Lisa Vanderpump Faces Another Lawsuit Over Unfair Labor Practices, Including Not Paying SUR Employees

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Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump recently had a swell of good news regarding her new ventures.

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I have finally started preparing for my own Podcast show! I am excited to connect with you guys more through this series, and I would love to hear what topics and questions you have for me! Business, entrepreneurship, design, restaurants, wine & cocktails, food, cooking, activism, philanthropy, dogs, ponies, marriage, relationships, sex.. or lack thereof lol! I would love to focus on all aspects of my life and have some great discussions with you! Submit your questions if you have them to so that your ideas can be part of my first couple of episodes!

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So it’s no surprise in 2020 that the other shoe dropped and some bad karma came her way. The restaurateur is facing a new lawsuit over allegedly breaking California labor laws at her SUR eatery. 

SUR Owner Sued Again Over Labor Laws

The Pump Rules boss has been on the receiving end of several lawsuits over the years. Previous lawsuits include allegations of harassment happening at Villa Blanca. In fact, Lisa recently confirmed that Villa Blanca will NOT reopen after the coronavirus crisis passes. While she cites high rent, many fans suspect it has to do with losing the court case about the harassment. Note that neither Lisa nor her husband Ken Todd were accused of harassing anyone. However, the lawsuit alleges that they knew about the harassment happening among employees and didn’t stop it. 

In late 2019, a former SUR employee, Adam Pierce Antoine, sued the former RHOBH star for breaking California labor laws. Other SUR employees co-sign the lawsuit, alleging among other things, that they didn’t get overtime pay or meal breaks. 

This new lawsuit also comes from even more SUR employees. Filed by Olivia Beverly Hanson, the lawsuit includes similar allegations from the previous lawsuit from 2019. E News reports that Hanson worked at SUR for just three months, from October 2019 to January 2020. 

Her lawsuit alleges that workers were did not receive overtime pay or given accurate wage statements. Additionally, employees didn’t get meal or rest breaks as California labor law mandates. 

The previous lawsuit from 2019 is still ongoing, as well as the new suit. 

Lisa Vanderpump Gets Peacock TV Spin-Off, Starting Podcast

When NBC’s streaming service debuted last month, viewers got a tease of upcoming original content. To their surprise, Bravoholics caught a quick shot of Lisa Vanderpump in the teaser for Peacock TV. NBC quickly confirmed fans’ wildest dreams. Lisa’s Vanderpump Dogs dog rescue will be the center of a new spin-off series exclusively on Peacock TV streaming. 

As if she doesn’t have enough irons in the fire, Lisa Vanderpump is also stepping into the podcast trend. Several Pump Rules stars have their own podcast, including Scheana Shay and Lala Kent. Former Bravolebrity Stassi Schroeder’s podcast, Straight Up With Stassi, was pulled from all platforms following her firing from Bravo in June. 

Some of the topics Lisa Vanderpump plans to address on her podcast are, “Business, entrepreneurship, design, restaurants…” She has yet to give details about her podcast, such as name or where it will be streaming. Check back with us for updates on her legal troubles and upcoming new ventures. 

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