Marvin Mendoza filed a federal lawsuit on November 10, 2014 against Off the Hook Bar and Grill, a seafood restaurant with locations in Stratford and Westbrook, Connecticut. For nearly a year, the restaurants’ owner Andrew Testo stole Mr. Mendoza’s wages, shouted insults and profanities at him, and threatened him with knives. Mr. Mendoza and members of the workers’ rights organization Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) held a protest at Off the Hook in Stratford and attempted to hand-deliver the lawsuit to Mr. Testo.
Complaint, Mendoza v. Testo et al., No. 3:14-cv-01664 (D.Conn.) (November 10, 2014)
Press Release, Mendoza v. Testo et al., No. 3:14-cv-01664 (D.Conn.) (November 10, 2014)
- Jessie Sawyer, Man Claims Ex-Employer Withheld Wages, Threatened Him, NBC Connecticut, November 13, 2014.
- Doug Stewart, Employee sues, says Stratford business owner threatened him with a knife, Fox Connecticut, November 10, 2014.
- Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, Worker at Westbrook restaurant claims boss menaced him, denied fair wages, New Haven Register, November 11, 2014.