Tim Rutten writes another column that leaves the reader screaming in frustration:
What really ought to concern people most are Diaz Santillan’s allegations that during the nine years she worked for Whitman and her husband, they repeatedly forced her to put in more than her agreed-upon hours without compensation and refused to pay her mileage even though she had to use her own car to perform household errands. Whitman denies all this, but she does agree that she fired Diaz Santillan within days of the June 2009 conversation in which the housekeeper asked for help in legalizing her status. That may not be labor code-style mistreatment, but it’s an odd way to treat somebody who’d worked in your home and taken care of your children for nearly a decade and who Whitman herself describes as “a member of our extended family.”
What in the hell are you talking about, Rutten?
Firing the maid after she said she was illegal was “an odd way to treat” her? When it was Whitman’s only option under the law??
Not to mention that the maid gave her phony documentation and had been lying to her for years?
Seems to me that’s an “odd way to treat” your employer.
But no: to Rutten, lying and committing felonies is perfectly normal, whereas firing an illegal worker as you’re required to is “odd.”
What could better illustrate the utter insanity of the liberals at this rag?