2nd housekeeper: Md. family cheated me
When Lisa Wilkinson turned on the news last week to see a legal immigrant from Venezuela file a lawsuit against her former employer, she was not surprised, WUSA reports.
Wilkinson is the second housekeeper who worked for a Dickerson, Md., family to come forward with claims that she was not paid thousands of dollars in wages.
The first woman, D.C. resident Janet Gonzalez, said in court documents filed last week that she was forced to work without pay from September 2009 to January 2010, and that the family refused to drive her to a Metro station so she could get home. The civil lawsuit against Belinda and James Caron of Dickerson asks for $14,00 in unpaid wages and at least $42,000 in damages.
Through their attorney, the Carons deny all charges claimed in the Gonzalez lawsuit. They did not respond to WUSA when asked about Wilkinson's claims.
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| August 19, 2010; 11:07 AM ET
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