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A civil suit has been in California alleging actress Sharon Stone fired a former nanny for being paid overtime.
Sharon Stone’s former nanny is not happy. And she’s filed suit to prove it.
In a civil complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, former Stone nanny Erlinda T. Elemen alleges she was fired for accepting overtime pay and had to endure derogatory comments aimed at her Filipino heritage and religious beliefs.
Elemen also alleges the “Basic Instinct” actress, 54, made comments that equated being Filipino with being stupid and told her not to speak in front of her children so they would "not talk like you."
According to the suit, Elemen was hired by Stone in October 2006 and worked as an assistant nanny caring for one of Stone’s three children. Eleman was later promoted to head nanny and her duties expanded to caring for all three children, a job which required her to travel with the family and live in Stone’s house.
Elemen was fired in February 2011 when Stone allegedly learned that she was paid overtime. California law requires that non-salaried employees must be paid for additional work over eight hours per day or 40 hours per week.
The suit goes on to allege that when Stone found out that Eleman had been paid overtime, she accused Elemen of "stealing" and asked for the money back. Other allegations include Stone criticizing Eleman’s religious beliefs, including her frequent attendance at church and reading of the bible while in Stone’s home.
The suit seeks an unspecified amount for unpaid wages, damages and penalties. A representative for Stone has made no comment on the allegations to date.