Brandy has agreed to pay her former housekeeper $40,000 after she was sued for age discrimination.
The 34-year-old singer was hit by a lawsuit from Maria Elizabeth Castaneda earlier this yr, together with her former employees member – who labored for her at her Calabasas mansion from September 2002 to February 2022 – accusing the ‘Boy is Mine’ hitmaker for denying her correct wages and meal breaks, in addition to age discrimination and wrongful termination.
The lawsuit claimed Maria was “not permitted to take an uninterrupted 10-minute relaxation break within the morning and an uninterrupted 10-minute relaxation break within the afternoon, nor was [Maria] permitted to take an uninterrupted 30-minute meal relaxation break.”
The worker – who was paid $125 a day for work together with cooking, cleansing, and laundry – was demanding over $250,000 however agreed to settle the dispute for $40,000.
In line with RadarOnline.com, her attorneys declared: “Lipeles Legislation Group was in a position to safe a $40,000 settlement for our shopper inside 6 months of submitting the criticism.”
However they’re additionally demanding Brandy pay a further $87, 445 for his or her authorized charges as a result of they declare nearly all of their agency labored on the case and it took up a considerable period of time.
Their courtroom submitting learn: ““[Castaneda’s] counsel solely seeks a good restoration for the time, danger, and energy spent in representing its shopper and now seeks an award of legal professional’s charges and prices within the quantity of $87,445.89.
“[Castaneda’s] counsel just isn’t demanding 100% of the charges it incurred on this lawsuit; solely these charges that instantly pertained to legal professional and paralegal work and solely these charges that pertained to the matter upon which judgment was entered. Plaintiff’s counsel deleted any charges incurred performing administrative or clerical duties.”
Brandy had denied all allegations of wrongdoing and insisted the housekeeper was an unbiased contractor, not an worker.
The choose has but to rule on the authorized price request.