Kim Kardashian has reached an agreement with seven domestic workers who previously filed a lawsuit against her for unpaid wages. In May 2021, the famous ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star faced a lawsuit filed by former employees who worked at her luxurious Hidden Hills mansion.
The allegations included payment delays, refusal to grant overtime, and lack of meal breaks. Despite previous attempts to dismiss the case, an agreement has finally been reached.
According to RadarOnline.com, both Kim and the plaintiffs have informed the court that they have “reached a settlement in principle to resolve this action.” The former employees have expressed their intention to file a dismissal request in the next 60 days. While the specific terms of the agreement remain private, this resolution marks a significant step in the case.
The update on the lawsuit against Kim Kardashian comes after the joint decision to cancel the scheduled trial for July, opting instead to work on a friendly settlement. An official document at that time confirmed that “the parties in this matter have entered into settlement discussions and have agreed to mediate this matter.”
When the lawsuit was initially filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Andrew Ramirez and six other employees argued that they were hired to work full-time at Kim’s mansion, with promised benefits. However, they were later classified as independent contractors, depriving them of the mentioned benefits.
The allegations included inadequate meal breaks, omission of pay stubs, and inadequate reimbursement of expenses. Additionally, Andrew’s son, Andrew Jr., claimed to have worked for SKIMS’ founder while underage.
In response to these accusations, the 43-year-old renowned entrepreneur denied any responsibility and claimed that the staff was hired through an external company.
After the lawsuit was filed, Kim’s spokesperson stated, “These workers were hired and paid through an external provider contracted by Kim to provide ongoing services. Kim is not a party to the agreement made between the provider and its workers, therefore, she is not responsible for how the provider manages its business and the agreements they have directly made with their staff. Kim never stopped paying a provider for their services and hopes that the issue between these workers and the provider who hired them can be amicably resolved soon.”