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Meg Whitman's former maid gets $5,500 in back wages
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/17/10 | Joe Rodriguez

Posted on 11/17/2010 12:54:14 PM PST by SmithL

Meg Whitman's former maid today was awarded $5,500 in back wages she claimed was owed to her from the former candidate for governor.

Nicky Diaz Santillan and her celebrity attorney, Gloria Allred, met this morning at the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement in San Jose, seeking more than $10,000. She said she was owed the money for work she did beyond the 15 hours a week for which she was paid during the nine years she worked for Whitman. Santillan said she was asked to perform jobs, including running errands and grocery shopping, that fell outside of her paid housekeeping duties.

"We do our best for our employers and in return all we ask is to be treated with respect and to be paid for all the work we do," Santillan said on the sidewalk outside the downtown San Jose building after the hearing. "We do all this because we need to support our families and to give our children a better future."

It's unclear whether Whitman attended the conference.

Her attorney on the scene, Dennis Brown, called the settlement "routine," saying the only reason the issue was heard was because there were no time cards involved.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: allred; cheaplabor; deportherbutt; illegalalien; immigration; whitman
Another ILLEGAL alien games our legal system to be rewarded for breaking the law.
1 posted on 11/17/2010 12:54:20 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

And she had the foresight to document these hours?


2 posted on 11/17/2010 12:56:15 PM PST by Jack Wilson
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To: SmithL

How about she get a one way ticket back to Mexico?


3 posted on 11/17/2010 12:56:59 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: SmithL

If all she got was $5,500 then Allred took a bath on that case.


4 posted on 11/17/2010 12:56:59 PM PST by circlecity
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To: SmithL

I think the point is that labor must be paid no matter what their legal status.


5 posted on 11/17/2010 12:57:44 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: SmithL
Seems pretty petty.

But then we are talking about Gloria Allred.

6 posted on 11/17/2010 12:57:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: SmithL
Santillan said she was asked to perform jobs, including running errands and grocery shopping, that fell outside of her paid housekeeping duties.

That's odd. Every single job description I've ever read, usually at the end, essentially says "and anything else your boss tells you to do."

7 posted on 11/17/2010 12:59:38 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: circlecity
If all she got was $5,500 then Allred took a bath on that case.

It was never about the money. Allred/Brown won on this one.

8 posted on 11/17/2010 12:59:51 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: SmithL

She also got Jerry Brown.


9 posted on 11/17/2010 12:59:55 PM PST by ColdOne (Repeal Healthcare......NO COMPROMISE.......ever!)
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To: SmithL

sold out her friend/employer for 5,500 bux


10 posted on 11/17/2010 1:00:26 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (They do not wish to govern us, they wish to RULE us!)
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To: SmithL

I’m sorry, when is she being deported for breaking the LAWS of the United States of America? I bet she can get that money converted to pesos at the Greyhound Bus Station!


11 posted on 11/17/2010 1:00:42 PM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: SmithL

Why is this illegal creature still in this country?


12 posted on 11/17/2010 1:01:37 PM PST by mom-7
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To: circlecity
If all she got was $5,500 then Allred took a bath on that case.

This wasn't about money, it was about denying Whitman any chance of winning enough Hispanic votes to have a shot at beating Brown. The ploy worked as planned, Allred's dirty tricks worked perfectly.

13 posted on 11/17/2010 1:02:31 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Jack Wilson

How can you prove that over a nine-year period? Oops! I forgot that we are talking about illegals, lawyers and democrats as well as the state of California; a genetic predisposition for lying.

FUBO & FAD


14 posted on 11/17/2010 1:04:18 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SmithL
Now vamanos back to your 3rd world hell hole Consuela.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 1:06:00 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SmithL

And she will be sent to prison, when?


16 posted on 11/17/2010 1:08:44 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Cementjungle

“It was never about the money. Allred/Brown won on this one.”

Yep, you are 100% correct. This was always about hurting Whitman in the election and nothing else. Diaz was a willing pawn, and Allred will probably use her settlement victory as legal cover from any potential ethics charges.

(All in my non-legal opinion, of course)


17 posted on 11/17/2010 1:09:06 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: AuntB; Tennessee Nana
NOTE WELL---BAllred is NOT bringing this case to court. That's b/c a litigant has to come to court with "clean hands"---meaning they broke no laws before coming to court.

This illegal is filthy as all getout.

These illegals are damn scary---they break the law with complete impunity, then collect all they can.

Why isn't this creep being hustled back to Mexico instead of pocketing US dollars?

God knows what other freebies she's sucking up on the backs of working class Americans.

18 posted on 11/17/2010 1:10:55 PM PST by Liz (Marxist O/Care provides two brands of toothpaste---mint and plain.)
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To: circlecity

The bath Allred SHOULD take is losing her license for ineffective assistance of counsel for having her idiot client go for a few felonies on network and cable TV. But that requires a grievance to be filed with the California Bar Assn. If anyone, say Meg Whitman, ever gets around to it.


19 posted on 11/17/2010 1:11:43 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: circlecity

Allred got paid, we just don’t know who paid her. The last minute stunt worked.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 1:12:37 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: SmithL

This was the “Macacca” of the 2010 campaign season... The Dems (and Dem media) just can’t get through an election season without some kind of trumped up incident like this. I doubt Meg would have won without this distraction, but it clearly cost her votes and dollars.... and totally trumped up to boot.


21 posted on 11/17/2010 1:13:20 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: pillut48

She will get a free ride on a Homeland Security bus south on Interstate 5 to the San Ysidro deportation gate.


22 posted on 11/17/2010 1:13:25 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SmithL

I’ve read the early comments, and there’s one word glaringly absent.

Whitman! Why is that?

Whitman may have been convinced this woman was a citizen. I’m not going to get into that. The problem for me is that you had a person who obviously wasn’t completely fluent in English, caring for Whitman’s most prized possessions.

Her children, her home, her belongings, all were subject to extreme danger if anything bad did crop up. Here’s a timid Hispanic woman watching over all of it. What happens if one of the children stops breathing? What happens if a fire breaks out? What happens if there is an intruder? What happens if a relative of this woman thinks they’ve struck the mother-load? Could this woman cope? Could she handle an emergency?

I ask this, because her reaction to the stress she endured in front of the press lead me to believe this woman was incompetent to react to an emergency situation.

Whitman was willing to pay upwards of $35 dollars per hour, and yet the woman who wanted to be governor couldn’t find one person in California that was competent enough to watch over her children, her home, and her belongings, for $25 per hour.

Just dang...


23 posted on 11/17/2010 1:13:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Your next chance like this? About 2044. Vote popularity and don't waste time with the details.)
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To: SkyPilot
"Look, Nicky. I'm sorry this didn't turn out the way I expected.
Hey, whattya say you come work for me. Five bucks an hour,
seven days a week, and all the leftovers you can eat."

"Tanks anyway, Missus Allred. But ais makin' a bundle on the
US gravy train wit 5-6 identities. Ais gonna open a frioles food truck."

24 posted on 11/17/2010 1:14:44 PM PST by Liz (Marxist O/Care provides two brands of toothpaste---mint and plain.)
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To: SmithL

The day you can’t abuse, misuse and CHEAT an illegal alien is the day they’ve outstayed their usefulness.

Seriously.
People keep them here for cheap wages.
As soon as they start demanding rights, it’s on to the next day slaverer.

Maybe THAT will drive them back home?


25 posted on 11/17/2010 1:17:08 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SmithL

Incredible. The woman was an illegal alien who deceived her employer and then turned around and tried to sabotage that same employer. Back pay my foot. Pay off from the Democrats.


26 posted on 11/17/2010 1:19:16 PM PST by livius
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To: SmithL

How can you have a settlement with a human being that can’t be proven to actually exist?? This woman supposedly provided false documents correct? Then she is entittled to NOTHING because SHE was never employed by annyone!


27 posted on 11/17/2010 1:19:20 PM PST by The Toll
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To: SmithL

Agreed, but why should Meg Whitman game the system by employing an illegal alien?

If the woman did the work, she should be paid, period.


28 posted on 11/17/2010 1:19:37 PM PST by mountainbunny
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To: The Toll

Fine. Make the check out to her fake name!


29 posted on 11/17/2010 1:20:15 PM PST by The Toll
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To: subterfuge
Every single job description I've ever read, usually at the end, essentially says "and anything else your boss tells you to do."

Better than that, in her application that was posted on the web she explicitly checked off that she was willing to run errands and go grocery shopping plus other non-housekeeping duties.

30 posted on 11/17/2010 1:27:50 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: SmithL

weird reading article...who settled ? Whitman ? or the agency she hired which sent the maid ?


31 posted on 11/17/2010 1:33:03 PM PST by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: circlecity

No, Alled will be paid handsomely by the California RAT Party.


32 posted on 11/17/2010 1:35:41 PM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: mountainbunny

This employee had perfectly legitimate-seeming documentation and there was no reason to think she was an illegal alien. Whitman paid her above average and was very good to her - and when Whitman found out that the employee was indeed illegal, she let her go.

The Dems dug her up and used to her attack Whitman, and this $5,000 is her paycheck.


33 posted on 11/17/2010 1:36:36 PM PST by livius
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To: SmithL

She’ll need the $5500 and more for her immigration lawyer.


34 posted on 11/17/2010 1:37:02 PM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: circlecity

Allred took a bath on that case

Hah! She gave Nicky the bill. I came to $4499.99.


35 posted on 11/17/2010 1:47:08 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: subterfuge

I have never written a job description that did not have several of these in it: “... including but not limited to....”.


36 posted on 11/17/2010 1:59:11 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Longbow1969
It worked beyond the democrats wildest dreams. Hispanics came out in good numbers and voted straight democrat ticket.

EVERY SINGLE STATE OFFICE is now democrat.

37 posted on 11/17/2010 2:02:31 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: SmithL

I hope the franchise tax board and the IRS are there to get their cut. I hoped whitman demanded that she present a genuine tax payer ID before she pays up.


38 posted on 11/17/2010 2:09:20 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: SmithL

So the illegal f’n alien got $5500 in extortion money.

Why hasn’t she been deported !!!???


39 posted on 11/17/2010 2:43:29 PM PST by jimt
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To: SmithL
ARREST HER!!! SHE USED ANOTHER"S ID!! Oh...forgot...she's a DEMOCRAT...they are ABOVE the law!

WTF hasn't she been DEPORTED???

40 posted on 11/17/2010 3:30:50 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SmithL

Moral of the story....NEVER...EVER HIRE A HISPANIC!! NEVER EVER TRUST A DEMOCRAT!!!!


41 posted on 11/17/2010 3:34:58 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mortal19440

“Allred got paid, we just don’t know who paid her. The last minute stunt worked.”

Agreed. Allred pulled off the the sting that Dan Rather failed to pull off on Bush in the 2004 Pres election.
It’s really bothersome that an illegal alien can help throw an election for the Gov of California, but not surprising. Nearly half the people in this country have no issue with illegals wandering their streets, sucking in national treasure while paying little to nothing in taxes and, yes, also committing violent crimes.


42 posted on 11/17/2010 3:43:02 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Ann Archy
Moral of the story....NEVER...EVER HIRE A HISPANIC!!

Sadly enough that's not half bad advice.

43 posted on 11/17/2010 4:37:24 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: SmithL
I think this was a staged event considering the timing of when the maid, came forward to disclose what she did about Meg Whitman. I certainly do not believe for all her trouble , Meg knew she was illegal and yet did nothing and $ 5,500 will make it all right. I just cannot help but feel the maid was offer x amount of dollars to go public.$ 5,500 hardly seems like a very good offer for the maid to appear on TV, it be shown she was using, I beleive someone else's documents as being her own documents. Some how the maid did not do this for the sake of collecting $ 5,500.There must be other motives and promises made to ensure she will be well taken care of . I just cannot see $ 5,500 lasting very long in Mexico. I think the timing of all this came out, during the last few weeks of the election, suggest, there is more to the story, then I want my 5,500.If she is deported she would need at least a few thousand to be smuggled back into the country. Thus say leaving her, with $ 3,500, and then include personal expenses, once she is back in the country. This just does not sound like a deal worth taking.
44 posted on 11/20/2010 8:42:09 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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