Abusive Homeowner Forced Housekeeper to Sleep on Floor


Our NY housekeeper abuse lawyer represents domestic workers mistreated or underpaid by the home owner.

Household staff frequently victimized by employers include:

Home Health Aid

Nanny & Babysitter

Housekeeper, Maid & Butler

Personal Chef

Driver / Chauffer

Personal Assistant

In the case of Angela Maria Puerta v. Darren & Asmaa Davy, an Upper East Side nanny alleged a long list of abuse inflicted upon her in the home.

Ms. Puerta was employed as a child care nanny, looking after the children of a wealthy New York investment banker.

The nanny is an immigrant from Columbia, South America. She claims the Davys paid her less than $4.50 per hour, in violation of Federal and State minimum wage law. Further, Ms. Puerta claims to have worked more than 125 hours per week, without overtime compensation.

But the terrible pay was just a small portion of the abuse to which the nanny was subjected.

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Common Housekeeper Accidents:

Slip / Trip & Fall

Defective Product

Dog Bite

Common Housekeeper Injuries:

Broken Bones

Head Injury

Organ Damage

Emotional Distress

Additional Information:

● Workplace Injury

● Construction Site Injury

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The nanny’s lawsuit additionally claims Mrs. Davy subjected her to horrible verbal abuse. The lady of the house allegedly said the nanny was “born to clean floors” and treated her like a slave.

According to the complaint, the nanny was required to sleep on a floor cushion in the baby’s room, presumably for child care purposes.  She was monitored by video camera all day every day.

Despite her dedicated service, the nanny was denied time off for both Christmas and Easter during the 2 years she worked for the Davys. Instead, she spent the holidays in “around the clock servitude” to the Davy household. 

This was particularly disturbing for the Catholic housekeeper, who simply wanted to attend prayers at church.

Angela Maria Puerta’s employment was ultimately terminated by her employer while accompanying the Davy family to their vacation home. When Mrs. Puerta was stricken ill, the Davys instructed her to take a bus back to Manhattan, and to never come back.

Talk to a NY Domestic Worker Abuse Lawyer

If you have been paid or treated unfairly, contact our New York personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.

But don’t delay. The law strictly limits the amount of time an employee has to sue their boss (or former boss).

Our NY housekeeper abuse lawyer files claims with the Department of Labor, as well as legal complaints in State and Federal court.

We represent mistreated employees and domestic laborers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, NYC, and beyond.


About NYC Injury Attorneys

Michael Hurwitz, Esq. is the managing member of The Hurwitz Law Firm, PC, and is a personal injury attorney representing accident victims in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and throughout the New York City region.

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