Disneyland Employees File Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit recently filed by approximately 25,000 Disneyland employees claims the company is legally obligated to pay a living wage. The suit claims that employees, or sometimes referred to as “cast members,” are experiencing difficult living conditions due to the company’s low wages.

A survey of 5,000 cast members claims that homelessness, food insecurity, and lack of basic living expenses were pervasive. According to some employees, Disneyland schedules workers on a variety of shifts which makes securing a second job difficult.

The lawsuit alleges that due to Measure L, a measure passed in Anaheim, California in 2018, private businesses who take city subsidies must pay their employees a basic wage of $18 per hour by 2022, plus subsequent cost-of-living increases. Disneyland raised their basic wage at the time to $15 per hour.

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Steve Larson

An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, environmental clean-up litigation, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve’s clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.


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