HALSEY is suing their former nanny for alleged non-payment of overtime wages and disability discrimination, a new lawsuit reveals.
The 27-year-old singer welcomed her first child, son Ender Ridley Aydin, last July with boyfriend Alev Aydin.
The singer, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, is one of the defendants in a 15-page lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles, according to documents obtained exclusively by Kristen Bell Tattoos.
Plaintiff Ashley Funches is suing for non-payment of overtime wages, timely payment of wages, reimbursement of business expenses, waiting time penalties and disability discrimination, and failure to accommodate and participate.
She claimed to have been working “round the clock” for the singer in late 2021 and was fired after complaining about not being paid overtime.
The singer is also charged with retaliation, failure to prevent, and violation of California labor laws, with the plaintiff seeking an undisclosed amount of “unpaid wages, fines, interest, attorneys’ fees, and court costs and expenses.”
Halsey has not yet responded to the lawsuit, but their rep told TMZ: “These allegations are baseless. This person’s work was recently terminated due to specific incidents in which the baby Halsey was left unattended in an unsafe place under the care of a nanny, and the nanny was found to be intoxicated while the child was in her care.”
The singer added: “In addition, at no time during this man’s work with Halsey was there any complaint. Consequently, while Halsey is saddened and disappointed by this turn of events, they feel it is important to publicly rebut these accusations. as they take ableism and ethical working conditions very seriously.”
The documents allege that Fanches worked for the star as a personal caregiver for her newborn child in exchange for an unknown year’s salary.
“Plaintiff’s responsibilities included childcare, food preparation, cleaning, laundry, cleaning breast pump materials, organizing nursery and running errands as needed,” the statement said.
It is alleged that she was hired with an unknown disability that “restricted her from her main life activities”, but she was able to perform the essential functions of her job with or without reasonable accommodations.
“Throughout most of her employment, the plaintiff worked around the clock for several days in a row with virtually no days off,” the statement said.
“About October 2021, Plaintiff began complaining to Defendant about her long working hours and Defendant’s inability to pay her overtime hours.”
She claims to have regularly worked more than nine hours a day and 45 hours a week without overtime compensation.
“WORKS AROUND THE CLOCK”
Funches hired L.A.’s best lawyer Frank Kimwho also represented former employees Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in similar lawsuits.
“While at work, Plaintiff was required to use her personal device to, among other things, respond to work-related phone calls, emails, and/or text messages with Defendants,” the lawsuit continues.
In December 2021, the singer allegedly made a lump sum payment of $5,000 to their babysitter for accumulated overtime, but Fanches felt it wasn’t enough for the hours spent.
According to the documents, allegedly on or around March 16, 2022, Fanches sent the star a text message informing her that she might need to undergo a medical procedure that would require her to leave.
absence from work.
“A few days later, without any warning or response to the Plaintiff’s text
message, the Defendant responded by dismissing the Plaintiff,” the complaint reads.
Newspapers allege that the singer was “illegally and wrongfully fired”.
her” in retaliation for a complaint of lack of payment and “on the basis of her disability and/or perceived disability”.
According to the lawsuit, the former nanny “has suffered and seeks general damages for mental and emotional distress and deterioration in an amount to be proven during the trial.”
The complaint is the second blow to Halsey this week after they were “heartbroken and panicked” after their Maryland concert was canceled due to severe flooding.
The singer, who is currently on the Love and Power tour, was scheduled to take the stage at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.
Fans took to social media to share their terrifying experiences after being left in ankle-deep water and asked to be let out of the pit.
“I am more than disappointed with the way things have been handled in the gym today and my rescheduled date will be taking place somewhere else,” Halsey wrote on social media. “I hear you guys loud and clear, I promise.”
The hitmaker explained that they canceled the show to keep fans safe due to weather issues.
“Maryland, I don’t even know what to say,” an emotional Halsey continued. “I am heartbroken and in a panic and I just want to know when / that you will all return home safely. I love you guys more than anything.”
“I promise I wanted [perform] more than anything. But I couldn’t because it would be SO unsafe if I went out there and people rushed onto the stage during or after the storm.
“Tonight, I took a lot out of my control, but I promise that everything I COULD have chosen, I have chosen your safety.”