Updated: 03/15/2014 8:20 PM |
Created: 03/15/2014 7:56 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com
A lawsuit alleging a New Mexico hospital denied lunch breaks to its employees is gaining traction in the courts.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, a judge granted class action status to the lawsuit against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.
That ruling means up to 15,000 employees who worked between 2008 and the present can join the litigation.
The lawsuit was originally filed by seven plaintiffs in 2010.
An attorney representing employees says the hospital made it impractical for employees to take their breaks at St. Vincent’s.