"They treat us like animals in that place," said Alejandra Betancourt, a banquet waiter who is still employed there. "Many times, we work double shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., but they don't even give us decent meals to eat or proper work breaks, or pay us all our overtime."
Ex-Boathouse Restaurant workers Francisco Labayen and Frankie Palaquachizo with recorders they used to secretly tape conversations at work they say prove hostile work environment. In 1993, a U.S. appellate court ruled that Poll illegally fired a waiter at one of his Long Island restaurants after he overheard the worker complaining about the poor tips he was receiving. (Photo: Branch Price for NY Daily News)
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