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Real Housewives family sued for employment discrimination

Posted by Jamison Mark on May 8, 2014 5:57:00 PM
New Jersey Attorneys

The stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey have become the subjects of multiple legal problems since their show began in 2009. Although these legal actions have included serious crimes such as identity theft and fraud, others have been focused on civil actions related to employment. Most recently, one family featured on the show has been sued for discrimination and unpaid overtime by a former employee of their family business.

Lanise Jackson used to work at Albert and Caroline Manzo's catering facility, the Brownstone House, in Paterson, New Jersey. Jackson claims that she was "constructively terminated" in November of 2013 after she refused to put up with various racial, sexual, and ethnic slurs and epithets that were constantly hurled at her.

Specifically, Jackson claims that Albert and Tommy Manzo, sons of Albert and Caroline, repeatedly and routinely called her and other employees terms that were derogatory to persons of Spanish heritage, persons of Asian heritage, and women.

The stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey have become the subjects of multiple legal problems since their show began in 2009. Although these legal actions have included serious crimes such as identity theft and fraud, others have been focused on civil actions related to employment. Most recently, one family featured on the show has been sued for discrimination and unpaid overtime by a former employee of their family business.

Lanise Jackson used to work at Albert and Caroline Manzo's catering facility, the Brownstone House, in Paterson, New Jersey. Jackson claims that she was "constructively terminated" in November of 2013 after she refused to put up with various racial, sexual, and ethnic slurs and epithets that were constantly hurled at her. Specifically, Jackson claims that Albert and Tommy Manzo, sons of Albert and Caroline, repeatedly and routinely called her and other employees terms that were derogatory to persons of Spanish heritage, persons of Asian heritage, and women.

Topics: Discrimination & Harassment