The former personal driver for President Donald Trump, who is now chauffeured by the Secret Service, alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that his former boss stiffed him on overtime pay and that, despite Trump’s wealth, he hasn’t gotten a raise in 12 years.
In what his attorneys called an “utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige,” Noel Cintron, who says he spent 25 years as the personal driver for Trump, his family and his businesses, also says that Trump did not reimburse him for unpaid vacation days, sick days and expenses.
Cintron alleges that the failures to reimburse him, as well as failures to accurately record the time that Cintron worked, constitute violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law.
In a news release, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron partner Larry Hutcher said that, while Trump—who ran as a populist—proclaimed himself as a “champion” of working people, “nothing could be further than the truth.”
“A complete disregard for the rights of workers has defined his disgraceful record in business,” Hutcher said. Davidoff Hutcher attorney Joshua Krakowsky is also on the brief.
Krakowsky said in an email that his client is seeking more than $400,000 in lost wages and attorney fees.
Alan Futerfas, who represents the Trump Organization, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Cintron said that in 2006, he received a raise that brought his annual pay to $68,000; he concedes he did receive a “purported” $7,000 raise in 2010, but alleges that he only received that pay bump for surrendering his health benefits, saving Trump more than $17,800 in health premiums.