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Less than a week after Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne shot and killed himself in his Bronx, N.Y., factory, the Caribbean bakery-and-restaurant chain was hit with a wage lawsuit brought by two former employees.

The New York Daily News reports that William Anderson and Sixto Ramirez filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, saying that the company routinely did not pay its workers federally mandated overtime. The complaint also seeks class action status.

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As reported earlier by The Root, Hawthorne, 57, committed suicide in his office last Saturday. The Root also reported that Hawthorne was reportedly looking at millions owed in back taxes.

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Financial distress is a trigger for suicide, according to professionals, but major depression is the largest cause.

Read more at the New York Daily News.