Shirley Lin Seeks Unpaid Wages for Domestic Worker

A New York Daily News article outlined a lawsuit Skadden Fellow Shirley Lin (’11) of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed on behalf of a Nepalese domestic worker in Westchester in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (“Suit: Wealthy Westchester Couple Stiffed Nanny With Long Hours, Low Pay, Insufficient Food and a Vicious Dog,” Feb. 19). The lawsuit claims that Shirley’s client was forced to work up to 105 hours per week with no overtime and was bitten by the family’s dog as she sought to protect the Westchester couple’s youngest child from the animal. “Employers (often) make all these promises that entice the worker to accept the work, and one by one these employers broke every promise they made,” Shirley said, estimating that her client is owed almost $100,000 in unpaid wages.

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