28 March, 2019
Dancers sue strip club over tip-sharing, pay-to-work policy
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PEABODY, Mass. (AP) -- A group of dancers who have worked at a Massachusetts strip club say in a lawsuit the club violated state tip-sharing laws and forced them to pay fees to work.
The suit, filed this week in Salem Superior Court, is the second time that a group of dancers has gone to court against Peabody's Golden Banana club over those fees.
The Salem News reports a filing in the case indicates the estimated value of the lawsuit at $2 million.
The new suit brought on behalf of three dancers alleges that the practice of requiring "house fees," in violation of state law, continues.
A manager for the club, Robert Depesa, says he had not been served and declined comment.
The previous suit was settled in 2013 under undisclosed terms.