Meg Whitman’s housekeeper of 9 years, Nicky Diaz Santillan, held a news conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, and claims that she was “exploited, disrespected, humiliated emotionally and financially abused by Whitman.
Santillan was paid $23 an hour but she could bill Whitman for only 15 hours a week to clean the 3,750 square foot home. Santillan told Whitman that 15 hours a week was not enough to clean the 3,750 square foot home and that she put in extra time to clean the home, however Whitman said that she would be paid only for 15 hours.
Allred also claims that when Whitman found out Santillan’s Social Security number didn’t match her name, Whitman did nothing. Allred said it’s the classic case of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” However, all that changed, when Whitman launched her campaign for Governor, realizing having an illegal alien on board was a liability Whitman quickly fired Santillan.
Whitman then told Santillan, “you don’t know me and I don’t know you, you have never seen me and I have never seen you”.
Santillan says Whitman treated her “like a piece of garbage” by letting her go.
Allred says Santillan is filing a claim with the Labor Commission for back wages and mileage.
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