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Betty White is being sued by a former employee who says the 94-year-old actress is a real tyrant! The beloved sitcom star is being hauled into court after being accused of overworking and underpaying a former domestic servant!
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A lawsuit filed by Anita Maynard claims that she spent 22 years working for Betty — and regularly worked over six days a week at 14 hours a day without ever being paid overtime!
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Anita's attorneys also claim that Betty held back wages and vacation pay at the end of her employment, and that the houseworker was often denied uninterrupted meal breaks and accurate statements on her earnings.
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Betty is going up against some serious legal backing, too, with Anita's lawsuit listings plenty of labor code requirements! The claims are vague about what Anita's duties for Betty actually involved, though. The lawsuit only reveals that the household help wasn't looking after the aging actress!
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Anita, the suit explains, "was not a personal attendant because she spent more than 20 percent of her time performing work other than feeding and dressing a person who needs supervision." Labor codes have provided exemptions for "personal attendants" in the past.
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Betty or her spokespeople haven't responded yet — but Anita is seeking more than just past wages. She also wants Betty to pay penalties, in addition to paying interest on the amount of any rulings made against the beloved actress.
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Anita also wants an injunction that would prevent Betty from committing the same violations in the future — however long that is!