Pinoy bakery owner in LA denies maltreating workers
The Filipino owner of a French bakery in Los Angeles has denied allegations that they maltreated their workers.
In a report by The Daily Breeze, Ana Santos Moitinho de Almeida said that her 11 Filipino workers told "blatant lies" to intimidate her and her husband, Goncalo and force them to entering into a settlement.
"I have treated them like family, shouldering many of their financial needs including educational, medical, dental, disaster relief, clothing and housing needs, for decades," Almeida said.
Almeida also said in the report that photos would prove that the 11 workers were actually on vacation during the days that they were supposedly working "the excessive hours."
"Many photos that place them in other places (beach, Las Vegas, New York, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Tijuana, Hollywood, etc.) while they claim to have been working at the bakery," the bakery owner said.