Saturday, May 14, 2011
Brangelina Sued By Former Employee For Unfair Dismissal
Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are being sued by a former employee at their French estate after she was fired while on a sick leave.
The woman, who has remained anonymous due to confidentiality clauses in the contract she signed before being employed, worked as a secretary at their Miraval chateau in the South of France.
She was dismissed by a manager at the estate and is now seeking 80,000 euros in compensation for unfair dismissal, reported Femalefirst.
“It’s a drop in the ocean for these stars. She has nothing against them personally and says she was always treated well. But they did not step in to prevent her being dismissed,” said her lawyer Emmanuel Ludot. Ludot hopes that the couple who has been famous for their reputation for humanitaian causes will live up to their image.
“Mr Brad Pitt, who is also famous for his charity work and adoption of children, should understand that my client needs compensation as soon as possible, and that she’s not asking for millions, just a fair amount for unfair dismissal. We hope they will both be faithful to their reputation for humanitarian causes,” Ludot said.
The lawyer said he has deliberately announced the matter now because the couple with their kids are currently in France for the annual Cannes film festival.