Betty White has been sued by her former caretaker for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage, overtime wages and failing to provide adequate rest periods, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap.
The document, filed on March 17, says Anita Maynard had been employed by White since at least February 23, 1994 until the employment ended on March 11 of this year.
She was a live-in caretaker and allegedly worked more than nine hours a day for the “Golden Girls” actress, claiming to have worked 14 hours a day and not being paid overtime for work performed over the nine hours.
“Plaintiff was not given twelve consecutive hours of time off,” said the lawsuit. “Plaintiff was not paid overtime rates for hours worked off duty or within the period she was meant to have off. Plaintiff further worked more than twelve hours a day and did not have three hours of free time … Plaintiff worked six days a work week … Plaintiff was not provided uninterrupted meal periods of compensation in lieu thereof, and was not provided timely with accurate itemized wage statements. Plaintiff was not paid all her wages owed, including her vacation pay, upon her employment ending.”
In total, Maynard had seven causes of action and demanded for a jury trial in the filed suit.
She is seeking relief on all of the causes of action, asking for “all wages earned and owed”; statutory penalties; “prejudgment and postjudgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law”; “preliminary and permanent injunctions prohibiting Defendant from further violating the California Labor Code”; restitution of wages and benefits; attorneys’ fees; cost of suit and “any further relief the Court deems just and proper.”
The case was filed in Beverly Hills, California.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.