Halsey facing lawsuit from ex-nanny who said she was fired after missing time due to medical issues


Halsey in NYC as they’re facing lawsuit from former nanny who said she was fired after missing time due to medical issues and asking for overtime payment

  • Singer’s ex-nanny Ashley Funches has sued them, accusing them of disability discrimination and retaliation 
  • Funches said in court docs she was fired this past March after she had taken time off to undergo an emergency medical procedure 
  • Nanny said she was hired after Halsey and boyfriend Alev Aydin welcomed son Ender in July 2021 
  • Funches said she had ‘worked around the clock’ and had to ask for overtime compensation 
  • Funches said she was terminated in a ‘deliberate, cold, callous, fraudulent, and intentional manner’ after taking time off for health reasons 

Halsey was seen in New York City on Thursday amid news that they’re facing a lawsuit from a nanny they used to employ.

The 27-year-old singer, who uses the pronouns she/they, donned a silky magenta top with black lace trimming, black leather pants and black and white Nike sneakers.

The Edison, New Jersey-born entertainer rounded out their ensemble with a large cross necklace, black sunglasses and earrings with their blonde locks pulled back and cascading down.

The latest: Halsey, 27, was seen in New York City on Thursday amid news that they're facing a lawsuit from Ashley Funches, a nanny they used to employ, who says she was fired for taking off time for a medical procedure and asking for overtime compensation

The latest: Halsey, 27, was seen in New York City on Thursday amid news that they’re facing a lawsuit from Ashley Funches, a nanny they used to employ, who says she was fired for taking off time for a medical procedure and asking for overtime compensation 

The Grammy-nominated artist was seen in the Big Apple as they’re facing a lawsuit in which they’re accused of disability discrimination and retaliation filed by ex-nanny Ashley Funches, according to a report from The Blast, which reviewed court docs in the case.

Funches said in legal docs that Halsey violated the law in terminating her employment after she had taken time off after she had an emergency medical procedure.

Funches said she was hired last year by the singer and their company Halsey Music for the position of a ‘live-in personal attendant for her newborn child’ after Halsey and boyfriend Alev Aydin welcomed their son Ender in July 2021.

Funches told the court that she was paid every other week based on an annual salary, with job duties including ‘caring for the child, preparing meals, cleaning, laundry, cleaning breast pump materials, organizing the nursery, and running errands as needed.’

The singer, who uses the pronouns she/they, donned a silky magenta top with black lace trimming, black leather pants and black and white Nike sneakers

The singer, who uses the pronouns she/they, donned a silky magenta top with black lace trimming, black leather pants and black and white Nike sneakers

The Edison, New Jersey-born entertainer rounded out their ensemble with a large cross necklace, black sunglasses and earrings with their blonde locks pulled back and cascading down

The Edison, New Jersey-born entertainer rounded out their ensemble with a large cross necklace, black sunglasses and earrings with their blonde locks pulled back and cascading down

The Grammy-nominated artist was seen in the Big Apple as they're facing a lawsuit in which they're accused of disability discrimination and retaliation filed by ex-nanny Ashley Funches

The Grammy-nominated artist was seen in the Big Apple as they’re facing a lawsuit in which they’re accused of disability discrimination and retaliation filed by ex-nanny Ashley Funches

Funches said she had ‘worked around the clock’ on multiple days with ‘little to no … rest’ amid her work for the Nightmare artist.

The nanny said in court docs that when she brought up the lack of overtime compensation with her employers, she was paid $5,000 without any explanation as to what the money was earmarked to compensate her.

Funches said she texted the Bad at Love artist this past March 16 that she had to miss multiple days as she had to ‘undergo a medical procedure;’ and that ‘a few days later,’ Halsey fired her from the job.

Funches told the court that she believed the termination was retaliatory over her previous mentioning of overtime compensation; and that Halsey had violated labor laws in firing her over her missed days of work due to having a medical procedure.

The nanny said in legal docs that Halsey violated the law in terminating her employment after she had taken time off after undergoing an emergency medical procedure

The nanny said in legal docs that Halsey violated the law in terminating her employment after she had taken time off after undergoing an emergency medical procedure

The nanny said she texted the Bad at Love artist this past March 16 that she had to miss multiple days as she had to 'undergo a medical procedure;' and that 'a few days later,' Halsey fired her from the job

The nanny said she texted the Bad at Love artist this past March 16 that she had to miss multiple days as she had to ‘undergo a medical procedure;’ and that ‘a few days later,’ Halsey fired her from the job

The nanny told the court that she believed the termination was retaliatory over her previous mentioning of overtime compensation; and that Halsey had violated labor laws in firing her over her missed days of work due to having a medical procedure

The nanny told the court that she believed the termination was retaliatory over her previous mentioning of overtime compensation; and that Halsey had violated labor laws in firing her over her missed days of work due to having a medical procedure

The legal team for Funches said that Halsey fired the nanny in a ‘deliberate, cold, callous, fraudulent, and intentional manner in order to injure and damage [Funches] with a conscious disregard of her rights.’

They added that ‘as a direct and proximate cause of the aforementioned violations, [Funches] has suffered, and continues to suffer, substantial losses related to the use and enjoyment of such wages and lost interest in such wages.’

Funches has also filed a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing alleging discrimination in the situation.

Halsey has not responded to the suit as of Thursday.

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