Former Yeezy Employee Settles Wrongful Termination Suit

One less thing for Ye, formerly known as Kanye West to worry about!

According to Radar Online, the lawsuit filed against the eclectic fashion designer who accused his company, Yeezy of wrongful termination has been settled. The suit, which was brought by former employee, Maya Stewart, was filed last year after she claimed that she was terminated from her position after she complained about the work conditions. The Gap was also named in the lawsuit.

Court documents obtained by the media outlet reveal that the former employers and Stewart went into mediation last month on January 19. The parties have reached an agreement suggested by the mediator “and are now in the process of finalizing and circulating a long-form settlement agreement for signature.” With the deal allegedly set, Stewart stated she is prepared to file a motion to dismiss the suit soon.

Stewart was hired by her former employers in January 2021 as an Accessories Developer. In her lawsuit, she purportedly worked between 50-80 hours per week but never received overtime pay. She complained that the company violated meal and rest break violations during the Spring of 2021. After bringing those concerns to the head of Yeezy Gap and various other executives, she alleges that her pay was reduced from $60 per hour to $50 per hour.

She also stated that during her last week, she had to work 21 hours per day.

In Stewart’s lawsuit, she asked for unspecified damages for the alleged humiliation shame, despair, embarrassment, depression, mental pain, and anguish she suffered because of the firing. In response to the paperwork filed, The Gap denied all allegations of wrongdoing and asked that Yeezy be solely responsible for any judgment that may be awarded to Stewart. Yet, Ye’s company stated that all actions taken against Stewart were “justified” and they also asked that the claims be dismissed.

“Defendants did not authorize, direct or ratify any alleged wrongful conduct,” a Yeezy attorney stated. “[Stewart’s] claims are barred for the reason that the alleged conduct of Defendants was at all times undertaken in the good-faith exercise of a legitimate business purpose.”

And Yeezy also requested that Stewart cover its legal fees.

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