Kim Kardashian says she’s “not responsible” for labour disputes in lawsuit against her.
A lawsuit filed in LA County by seven former works at the Kardashian’s Hidden Hills home alleges the reality star violated California labour laws.
Andrew Ramirez; his brother, Christopher Ramirez, and son Andrew Ramierz Jr,; Aron Cabrea; Rene Ernesto Flores; Jesse Fernandez and Robert Araiza, who worked on the property as gardeners and maintenance staff, claim Kardashians withheld taxes from their wages without furnishing those amounts to the government.
They also alleged that Kim Kardashian did not pay for overtime, did not allow meal and rest breaks and required a 16-year-old to surpass the 48 weekly working hours allowed for someone of his age. One worker claims that when he raised some of these issues, he was promptly fired.
A spokesperson for Kardashian told Page Six, “These workers were hired and paid through a third-party vendor hired by Kim to provide ongoing services. Kim is not party to the agreement made between the vendor and their workers, therefore she is not responsible for how the vendor manages their business and the agreements they have made directly with their staff.”
While Kim Kardashian West is named as defendant, the suit also lists “DOES 1 through 50, inclusive” — placeholders for individuals or businesses who are not yet named but may be added later as defendants.