Ex-staffers file lawsuit against Tom Steyer over alleged violation of labor rights

Former presidential candidate Tom Steyer is facing accusations by his campaign staffers that he violated their labor rights, according to a lawsuit.

A suit filed on July 27 by field organizers Alexa Kern and Mary Sweeney revolves around several claims related to wage violations, including “failure to pay for all hours worked,” according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Aside from the alleged wage theft, few other details are known about the suit.

The suit was filed under California’s 2004 labor code, the Private Attorneys General Act, which permits employees to sue their employer on the state’s behalf for wage and labor violations.

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