One former housekeeper is hoping to wash home. However this time, it gained’t be Brandy Norwood’s dwelling because the housekeeper has finished since 2002. As a substitute, Maria Elizabeth Castaneda has filed a lawsuit in opposition to the singer for wrongful termination and violating state labor legal guidelines, per PEOPLE.
In line with courtroom paperwork, Maria claims she was fired in February resulting from her age. Apparently, Brandy let her decades-long worker go as a result of she didn’t need an “older” housekeeper. Per TMZ, the housekeeper is greater than 60 years previous.
“We disagree and could have additional feedback after we communicate with our legal professionals,” a consultant for Brandy reportedly instructed TMZ.
Maria additionally stated Brandy shorted her cash by not offering cost for her final two days of labor. The housekeeper reportedly earned $125 per day all through her 20 years with Brandy. Now, Maria is looking for again pay, plus an additional $250,000 in damages.
Moreover, Maria insists Brandy violated California state labor legal guidelines. A number of the methods these legal guidelines had been violated embody: “failure to pay minimal wage, unpaid relaxation and meal intervals and inaccurate wage statements,” per PEOPLE.
An Extra Lawsuit
Brandy faces this lawsuit on the heels of one other. TMZ stories that each Brandy and her stylist Ashley Sean Thomas had been sued on the prime of the 12 months.
Designer and Beverly Hills retailer proprietor Elle B. Mambetov filed authorized paperwork in opposition to the ‘I Wanna Be Down’ singer in January. The star was allegedly set to put on a $45,000 ring and an outfit to the American Music Awards. The ring, described as 18-karat rose gold with black volcanic stone, is lacking.
“Brandy by no means noticed the ring and has no information of it ever being in her presence. It was by no means part of her search for the occasion,” a rep for the singer instructed TMZ.
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