Whitman's ex-maid wins $5,500 in back pay
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:32 PM

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Nicky Diaz Santillan was seeking more than $10,000 from the former eBay chief executive officer and Republican gubernatorial candidate, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

"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 after the hearing at the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement in San Jose.

She said she was owed the money for work she did beyond the 15 hours a week for which she was paid, including running errands and grocery shopping.

Whitman's attorney, Dennis Brown, called the settlement "routine," saying the only reason the issue was heard was because there were no time cards involved.

The announcement in September that Whitman's former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant shook her campaign.

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