See’s Employee Suing Candy Maker

(Los Angeles, CA) — A longtime See’s employee is filing a negligence-wrongful death lawsuit against the San Francisco-based candy maker. Maria Saucillo of Upland claims poor COVID-19 protocols at See’s packaging warehouse in Carson caused her to contract the disease in 2020. The suit also says the plaintiff later infected her husband and one of her daughters. Gilbert Saucillo, Junior died from complications caused by the coronavirus at the age of 69. Saucillo’s daughter recovered from the disease. The lawsuit states See’s employees were forced to work in close proximity with other workers at the Alameda Street warehouse without proper personal protective equipment. It also claimed employees expressed concerns to management about the working conditions — but supervisors chose not to act on them. See’s officials have not commented on the lawsuit that was filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court.