February 6, 2023

Brandy Reaches $40,000 Settlement With Former Housekeeper Who Sued Her For Employment Law Violations

Brandy agreed to a settlement cope with her former housekeeper, who sued her for a number of employment legislation violations.

Earlier this yr, 60-year-old Maria Elizabeth Castaneda filed a lawsuit in opposition to Brandy after her termination. For 20 years, Castaneda maintained the singer’s cooking, cleansing and laundry. Nevertheless, in February, Castaneda was allegedly fired, which she says was attributable to her age.

As well as, Castaneda claims Brandy violated California state employment legal guidelines, together with guidelines associated to state-mandated breaks, meal intervals, and additional time.

The singer’s attorneys acknowledged the legal guidelines didn’t apply to Brandy as a result of she employs lower than 5 individuals. Additionally they advised the courts that Castaneda voluntarily stop.

Castaneda initially requested for $250,000 in compensatory damages, $250,000 basically damages, $97,500 in consequential damages, and over $54,000 in attorneys charges.

Nonetheless, the 2 girls settled their concern for $40,000, however sadly, the case didn’t finish there. Castaneda’s attorneys are looking for over $40,000 from the singer, claiming that Brandy agreed to cowl Castaneda’s legal professional prices as a part of the settlement.

The ultimate value shall be decided by the courts in a listening to scheduled for December eighth.