Kim Kardashian sued by seven ex-staff for failing to provide breaks' and unpaid wages.

by Helvine Achieng
May 26, 2021

American media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, producer, and actress Kim Kardashian is being sued by seven of her former employees due to their alleged working conditions with to them are poor conditions with no pay. The actress has been hit by a lawsuit from her former gardeners and maintenance staff who say she failed to properly pay wages, refused to pay for overtime and would not allow them to take meal breaks.

The staff members claim they were told they were full-time employees when they were first hired, but say they were instead treated like independent contractors. According to court documents, the ex-employees also say they were never paid on time and claim they had 10 percent of their wages docked for tax, which she then didn't hand over to the authorities, when they worked at her $60m (Sh6.4billion) Hidden Hills mansion.

Kim Kardashian  is also being sued for "failure to pay overtime wages" and for "unfair and unlawful business practices". According to the Daily Mail, Lawyer Frank Kim of law firm Kim Legal  stated,

"Wage theft and other workplace violations are a widespread problem in Los Angeles.

"My firm is currently investigating other potential violations against these defendants, as well as other powerful families and businesses on behalf of everyday workers."

On the issue, Kim's rep told the website,

"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.

"Kim has never not paid a vendor for their services and hopes that the issue between these workers and the vendor who hired them can be amicably resolved soon."