Taco Bell Must Pay Workers $500,000 for Unpaid Lunch Breaks

March 14, 2016

The class action lawsuit involved nearly 134,000 employees

A court case against Taco Bell that dragged on for almost a decade is finally over: A California jury has determined that Taco Bell workers in California are owed nearly $500,000 after finding the chain had underpaid the employees for their meal breaks, reports Nation’s Restaurant News.

The class action lawsuit, which began way back in in 2007 and was led by employees Lisa Hardiman and Sandrika Medlock, was consolidated with other similar cases in 2009. The February 22 decision handed down by a U.S. district court in Eastern California determined Taco Bell…