Chettero v. Aurora Behavioral Healthcare


Systemic Labor Code Violations Affecting Psychiatric Hospital Workers, Alleged in Class Action

  • Filed 2021; Sonoma County Superior Court Case No. SCV-268610.
  • Plaintiff, a registered nurse, seeks to recover compensation for nurses and mental health workers from 2016 to present working in Santa Rosa.
  • Class action status to be determined.
  • Trial has been rescheduled to February 2024

Case Description

This is a putative class action and Private Attorney General Act action seeking to recover wage damages, interest, and penalties for meal break violations and rest break violations on behalf of licensed and unlicensed nursing staff at Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, now called Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.

Proposed Class Representative Nicole Chettero seeks to recover wage damages, interest, and penalties on behalf of Aurora/Signature employees and the State of California, and other remedies. We are investigating meal and rest break violations, in which employees had late, short, or missed breaks; were discouraged from claiming and reporting such breaks; and were not fully paid for all late, short, or missed breaks. We allege that such violations are tied to corporate staffing policies and practices. We are also investigating whether employees were required to sign waivers and arbitration agreements.

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Managing Partner