WWYD? Fired Nanny Refuses to Leave Home

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WWYD? Fired Nanny Refuses to Leave Home
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Fri, 06-27-2014 - 10:43am

A family in California hired a live-in nanny who refused to do her job so they fired her. She refuses to leave their home and is planning on suing them. The police won't help the family get the unwanted woman out of their home. Family Stumped by Fired Live-In Nanny Who Won't Leave

Sheesh-what a mess. What would you do?

Karla
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 06-27-2014 - 2:23pm
Wow. Just wow. That would totally be something that would happen to me. I would make her life hell. I would do whatever the heck I wanted to do — is my house after all. I'd have parties, stay loud at night, and so on. (I'd let the kids go live with grandparents, etc., for the time being.) I'd also stop feeding her. I'd shut the electric off in her room as well. I'd padlock the fridge and try to stop usage of other things as well. I'd also try to legally evict her as well, to cover my butt!


demecafe

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 06-27-2014 - 8:17pm

I like how the would-be nanny wants the family to leave their home from 8am to 8pm. WTH? 

I probably would call an employment attorney regarding the termination, and a landlord-tenant attorney to know my rights on the eviction, and to learn what I could legally do to "encourage" her to leave. Things like making food unavailable, cutting off power to her room, etc come to mind but I'd want to be sure they wouldn't jeopardize the homeowner's case.

The nanny has been involved in 36 other lawsuits already but it didn't say if any were for similar problems. I wonder if the family did a background check on her? What a nightmare.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 06-28-2014 - 3:50am

I read that the woman has left the home (although she left her belongings so they probably haven't seen the last of her). Also read some opinions by lawyers that the woman does indeed have a lot of rights so the homeowners could not cut her power, for instance. And interestingly there was discussion about the so-called employment---that free room and board doesn't satisfy minimum wage laws, and if the family was not paying taxes for her that THEY could get in trouble with the Labor Board etc for illegal hiring. The employment issue was under the radar until the story went on national tv---whoops!

I was seeing a lot of sentiment that the family was exploiting her with the arrangement but she turned the tables on them, what do you think of that idea??

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Sat, 06-28-2014 - 5:22pm

They can't harass the woman until she leaves, because that would just give her more ammunition for her "elder abuse" lawsuit. The family doesn't have a lot of recourse here, especially when they are charged with "elder abuse". And sadly, there are people out there who probably take up for this old lady and think the family should just keep her on, keep feeding her, etc. This older lady is simply someone who did not plan for her retirement, and now wants to scam the system to get by. 

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Registered: 04-11-2012
Mon, 06-30-2014 - 10:34am

I would have thrown her out on her can and dealt with the fallout (if there was any) afterwards.

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Wed, 07-16-2014 - 10:28pm

I think this woman was probably a very good con artist.