President Trump’s longtime driver has just slammed the former business mogul with a lawsuit claiming he suffered through years of unpaid overtime work, according to several breaking reports.
Noel Cintron, Trump’s personal chauffeur for over 20 years, filed the suit Monday against the Trump Organization via the New York Supreme Court.
“In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige President Donald Trump has, through the defendant entities, exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver,” Cintron alleges in the complaint.
Cintron has suggested that he worked “thousands” of hours in overtime, and was not allotted a “meaningful raise” in over a decade.
Cintron declared in the lawsuit, which also references Trump Tower Commercial LLC as a defendant, that he often worked between 50 and 55 hours weekly beginning at 7 a.m. five days per week until the Secret Service began handling Trump’s driving responsibilities.
In the lawsuit, Cintron argues that he worked 550 hours of overtime every year and was not paid time-and-a-half. He also suggests that he was not paid for work on holidays and vacations and that he did not receive paycheques. Cintron is suing for 3,300 overtime hours, focusing on those which occurred over the past six years, because of the statute of limitations.
“Donald Trump has proclaimed himself as a champion of working men and women, but nothing could be further from the truth,” explained Cintron’s attorney, Larry Hutcher. “Noel Cintron worked for him days, nights, and weekends, but year after year Trump refused to pay him the wages he had earned. A complete disregard for the rights of workers has defined his disgraceful record in business.”