The Office star John Stamos filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday against Disney, alleging that the company retaliated against him by denying him work during the fourth season of its hit sitcom.
The suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, says Stamos was terminated from the show in the spring of 2016 and was never given a fair hearing.
The lawsuit claims that he was never told why his contract was terminated, how much money he was owed and how long it would take to be paid.
The allegations are not based on actual pay stubs or salary information, but rather, “excessive” pay stub and “false and defamatory statements made by defendants” to the suit, the suit states.
The claim is the latest in a string of high-profile cases against the Walt Disney Company, which has long faced lawsuits from disgruntled former employees and has also faced criticism for the treatment of some of its actors.
In January, former actor Kevin Spacey was charged with sexually abusing minors.
He is awaiting trial.
The case was brought in a Los Angeles federal court by attorneys from the advocacy group The John Stamkos Law Center, which represents a number of current and former employees who have sued the company.
In 2016, Disney agreed to pay $6.8 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the former employees of the sitcom’s writers and directors.
In 2015, the company settled a lawsuit from a former employee who accused the company of retaliating against her after she complained about being paid less than she deserved.
“Dangerously,” a fourth season season of the comedy, aired in September 2016.
The series was renewed for a fifth season in 2018.
In its statement Tuesday, Disney said it would not comment on pending litigation.
The news comes on the heels of other recent court filings in which employees of Walt Disney Animation Studios have sued Disney, as well as other companies, alleging wrongful termination, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress.