Imagine finding the job of your dreams. Great pay, housing provided and plenty of perks only to find out that your boss is a racist
When Giselle Maurice showed up for her first day at work as a nanny in 2016 she was cooly met by Lynsey Plasco-Flaxman, a Tribeca mother of two, who had hired her to be a live in nanny. Plasco-Flaxman sent a text to her husbaand, Joe Flaxman, saying “NOOOOOOOOOOO ANOTHER BLACK PERSON” only, the text wasn't sent to her husband. It was sent to Maurice, TWICE!
After realizing her mistake Plasco-Flaxman fired Maurice, an experienced nanny with great credentials, because she felt "uncomfortable". Plasco-Flexman tried to cover her tracks by saying Maurice, who is outgoing, had done a bad job and that they "were expecting a Filipino".
Via New York Post:
Now Maurice, 44, is suing the couple for discrimination and seeking compensation for wages she says she was promised — $350-a-day for a six-month live-in gig.
“[I want] to show them, look, you don’t do stuff like that,” Maurice told The Post Friday, saying they paid her for the single day’s work and sent her home in an Uber.
“I know it’s discrimination.”
But the family says their actions were reasonable, arguing they couldn’t trust Maurice after offending her.
“[My wife] had sent her something that she didn’t mean to say. She’s not a racist. We’re not racist people,” Plasco, co-chairman of the Dalmore Group investment bank, told The Post on Friday.
“But would you put your children in the hands of someone you’ve been rude to, even if it was by mistake? Your newborn baby? Come on.”
Maurice said she never would have treated the child any differently because of her mom’s text.
“This is my reputation. Why would I do something to a baby?” she said.
“I was willing to work with her and prove her wrong, but it was her conscience, and she couldn’t work with me anymore.”
Maurice said she had tried to settle the dispute through mediation and filed the suit after that didn’t work out.
Plasco said that they didn’t owe her any more money because there was no contract, and that the suit is just “extortion.”
“I’m not someone who has millions of dollars lying around to just pay off people that are coming after me for extortion. And now you’re playing straight into her hands,” fumed the banker, who once ran the UK’s biggest brokerage firm.
“My wife was two months off having a baby, suffering from a very difficult situation. You’re going to go after someone like that? That’s not a very nice thing to do.”
This is the most trash assed excuse we've ever heard in our lives! We're supposed to believe that she was momentarily racist because she'd just had a baby? The way to fix a misunderstanding isn't by FIRING someone, EVER. Especially when it's your fault. Now we're wondering what happened to the other African American nannies that have passed through their doors?
We sincerely hope Giselle Maurice wins this case. Some folks need to be taught a lesson.