Lawsuit Details Horrific Abuse of Mentally Disabled Restaurant Worker

November 18, 2015

The long-time employee was allegedly forced to work 120 hours a week.

The owners of a South Carolina restaurant are being accused of horrific treatment of a long-time employee. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a mentally disabled restaurant worker at J&J Cafeteria in Conway, South Carolina was reportedly forced to work 120 hours per week for 50 cents an hour.

Attorneys for the worker, Christopher Smith, are accusing brothers Ernest and Bobby Edwards of subjecting Smith to four years of emotional and physical abuse. According to The Post and Courier, Smith was allegedly forced to work 18-hour days for an annual wage of…