Is being seven minutes late grounds for dismissal? Apparently so, says Latina Thomas, Magic Johnson’s former personal flight attendant, who claims to have been fired last month for that reason.
Thomas, 45, is suing Magic Johnson Entertainment and Clay Lacy Aviation, her joint employers, in LA County Superior Court for age discrimination, wrongful termination and multiple labor code violations. Among other things, she claims the defendants failed to provide meal and rest breaks, pay her overtime, or keep accurate records of the hours she worked. She is seeking “compensatory damages” for the wages she was allegedly denied since she began working for him in 2004.
KFWB legal analyst Royal Oakes gives his take on the matter with Maggie McKay and Paul Lowe: