Brandy agreed to pay her former housekeeper $40,000 after being sued for age discrimination.
The 34-year-old singer was hit by a lawsuit from Maria Elizabeth Castaneda earlier this 12 months, along with her former staffer – who labored for her at her Calabasas mansion from September 2002 to February 2022 – accusing the ‘Boy is Mine” for denying her acceptable pay and meal breaks, in addition to age discrimination and wrongful termination.
The lawsuit claimed that Maria was “not permitted to take an uninterrupted relaxation break of 10 minutes within the morning and an uninterrupted relaxation break of 10 minutes within the afternoon, nor [Maria] permitted to take an uninterrupted 30-minute meal break.
The worker – who was paid $125 a day for the work, together with cooking, cleansing and laundry – was claiming greater than $250,000 however agreed to settle the dispute for $40,000.
In accordance with RadarOnline.com, its attorneys mentioned, “Lipeles Legislation Group was in a position to receive a $40,000 settlement for our shopper inside 6 months of submitting the lawsuit.”
However they’re additionally asking Brandy to pay an extra $87,445 for his or her authorized charges as a result of they are saying the vast majority of their agency labored on the case and it took a very long time.
Their courtroom submitting mentioned, “”[Castaneda’s] the lawyer seeks solely equitable restoration for the time, danger and energy expended in representing his shopper and now seeks an award of attorneys’ charges and prices within the quantity of $87,445.89 $.
“[Castaneda’s] the lawyer doesn’t demand 100% of the charges he incurred on this trial; solely charges that relate on to the work of legal professionals and paralegals and solely charges that relate to the matter on which the judgment was rendered. Plaintiff’s lawyer has waived all charges incurred for the efficiency of administrative or clerical duties.”
Brandy had denied all allegations of wrongdoing and insisted the housekeeper was an impartial contractor and never an worker.
The decide has not but dominated on the price declare.
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