Pittsfield woman sues 5-star hotel that formerly employed her, alleging violations of labor laws

June 30, 2018

PITTSFIELD – A Pittsfield woman is suing The Wheatleigh, a historic estate and hotel in Lenox that Forbes Magazine has previously given a 5 star rating.

Arleta Mongue, a former server at the hotel, filed a civil lawsuit against the hotel’s owners in U.S. District Court in Springfield on June 20, alleging that they broke state and federal labor laws during her employment with them.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Wheatleigh–which also calls itself a member of the Leading Hotels of the World–is an Italian villa-style estate originally constructed in the late 19th century. It is now owned by L. Linfield Simon and his wife Susan Simon, who are listed as defendants in the lawsuit along with Marc Wilhelm, who is the hotel’s general manager.

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