Liz Hurley accused of paying maid just £1.20 an hour
A former maid of Liz Hurley and husband Arun Nayer has accused the couple of paying her as little as £1.20 an hour to work seven days a week in their home.
Speaking to The Mirror, Violet D’Souza told how she worked in the couple’s West London house for four years, but was sacked last August following an argument with her employers. She was brought to England by Mr Nayer’s family to work in the couple’s home. She was paid 8,000 rupees a week, which converts to around £100.
After leaving the job, Ms. D’Souza sought advice from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, which resulted in her filing a claim against the couple for breach of contract, failure to supply a written statement of terms and conditions, race discrimination and unfair dismissal.
She was due to take Ms Hurley to an employment tribunal, scheduled for this week, but dropped the claim after the couple offered her a reported five figure settlement offer.