LOS ANGELES (CN) – Matt Groening’s former nanny claims in court that the “Simpsons” creator stiffed her for overtime and fired her when she complained about it.
Tania Cardona claims Groening hired her on Sept. 15, 2013, at $25 an hour with no benefits. She says he made her work more than 40 hours a week at straight time and fired her on Feb. 21, 2014, after she complained.
Cardona sued Groening and the mother of his young son, Agustina Maria Picasso Achaval, in Superior Court on June 29.
She also sued the agent and agencies through which she says Groening hired her, Marta Perrone, The Adelaide Company, and Domestic Connections Agency.
Cardona, who is from Guatemala, seeks damages on 12 counts, including wrongful firing, discrimination, breach of contract, breach of faith, fraud and negligence.
She claims the child’s mother told her she had to work 60 to 90 hours a week and said she had to be available on her days off.
She claims the agencies lied to her by telling her that Groening and Picasso were “great people,” though they knew that was not the case: that “Groening did not want to see them and could not stand the staff,” and that five co-workers had told Perrone that Groening treated them “like animals” and “discriminated against them because they were Hispanic.”
She is represented by Suzanne Rand-Lewis, of Sherman Oaks.
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