Next up on the "heat index" hot water for gordon ramsay infamous for his on-air outbursts facing payback. Employees at his l.A. Restaurant are banding together in a lawsuit to get him. Nick watt has... See More
Next up on the "heat index" hot water for gordon ramsay infamous for his on-air outbursts facing payback. Employees at his l.A. Restaurant are banding together in a lawsuit to get him. Nick watt has the details. Reporter: He has build ang empire on gastronomic genius and a potty mouth. Look at the mess of this place. It's ridiculous. Reporter: You've probably seen kitchen nightmares, the one where he shouts at people to get their house in order. You'll kill everybody. He makes a career on going into restaurants telling them to properly run their business. Reporter: These employees at the fat cow claim there's a kitchen nightmare right here under his nose and they're taking him to court claiming among other things they were forced to work grueling eight-hour shifts without a break. You should be able to go to the bathroom when you need to go to the bathroom. Reporter: Their class action lawsuit claimed hourly employees weren't always paid the minimum wage of 8 bucks, were denied overtime and have no idea what happened to some of their tips. Handwritten paychecks sometimes. There was no accounting at all. Reporter: I mean, this sounds like it was just disorganized rather than sort of ma leff leapt. Ramsay's spokesperson says "we are aware there was a problem with previous management which has since been changed but this is totally unacceptable. If any truth to it." Ramsay who earned $38 million last year is a busy guy. He's not been at the fat cow every day since it opened in sent. Who is to blame here, gordon ramsay? No, we couldn't tell him anything. He could not know anything. I think there comes a certain responsibility when you have your name on an establishment. We were sold on the dream of working for a world known chef. Reporter: A dream she says that turned into a real kitchen nightmare. I mean, look at this. Reporter: For "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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