(NEW YORK POST) – President Trump’s former chauffeur is suing the Trump Organization, saying he got stiffed on overtime pay, had his health care benefits slashed and was denied a raise for more than a decade.
“In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige President Donald Trump has … exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver,” ex-chauffeur Noel Cintron says in a new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.
The 59-year-old Queens resident was Trump’s personal driver for more than 20 years until the Secret Service took over the role.
“During this time he was forced to work thousands of hours of overtime without compensation,” the suit says.
Trump didn’t give Cintron a raise in over 12 years — and even yanked health insurance worth nearly $18,000 a year, according to court papers.
Cintron received a $7,000 bump in 2010 that raised his salary to $75,000, but he doesn’t consider that a raise because it was the same year Trump took away his health care, the suit says.
Cintron worked an average of 50 to 55 hours a week, starting at 7 a.m. “to whenever Donald Trump, his family or business associates no longer required plaintiff’s services,” the suit says.
He still technically works for Trump as a member of his security staff.
The suit seeks $178,200 in overtime pay plus $5,000 in penalties under the state’s Labor Law.
“It’s a disgrace that Trump’s longtime faithful employee is being exploited and denied his fair wages, however this type of conduct is shameful for someone who claims to represent the working people of our great nation,” said Cintron’s attorney, Larry Hutcher.
A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization said, “Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law. Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court.”