President Trump’s longtime driver has filed a lawsuit claiming he was subjected to years of unpaid overtime work, according to multiple reports.
Noel Cintron, Trump’s driver for more than 20 years, filed the suit against the Trump Organization in the Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the New York Daily News.
“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 claims that he was forced to work “thousands” of hours in overtime, and was not given a “meaningful raise” in over 10 years.
Cintron claims in the lawsuit, which also names Trump Tower Commercial LLC as a defendant, that he worked between 50 and 55 hours weekly beginning at 7 a.m. five days per week until the Secret Service took over Trump’s driving responsibilities, according to the Daily News.
The lawsuit also alleges that Cintron has not received a raise since 2010, when his salary was raised from $68,000 to $75,000. He claims that he was “induced to surrender his health benefits obtained through Trump, saving Trump approximately $17,866.08 per year in health insurance premiums” he received the raise
Cintron is reportedly suing for just 3,300 overtime hours during six years due to the statute of limitations.