By Nika Shakhnazarova
(MAINNEWS) – Khloé Kardashian has been slapped with a lawsuit by her former household assistant who claims he was fired after taking a leave of absence following a leg injury.
Matthew Manhard, who began working for the Good American co-founder in 2019, claims he was let go from his role in November 2022 upon return, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
Manhard alleges that he told Kardashian he was unable to work as a result of his injury sustained in May 2022. But says when he returned to work six months later, his role was terminated.
In his lawsuit, the reality star’s former assistant also alleges he was unable to take his legally required breaks during his shift because he was so busy with his day-to-day duties.
Manhard, who is seeking monetary compensation, also claims he wasn’t paid overtime on days he worked long 12-hour shifts, however, Kardashian’s reps have slammed the allegations.
“It’s unfortunate to learn that a former employee would choose to go this route. Matthew was properly classified and compensated for his role,” Kardashian’s reps told TMZ.
“Toward the end of his employment, he was on a leave of absence for an extended period of time and the role eventually needed to be replaced,” the rep said of Manhard’s leave of absence. “We will not tolerate false accusations and will prove that this is a frivolous lawsuit.”
News has reached out to Khloé’s reps for further comment.
Khloé’s sister Kim Kardashian faced a similar lawsuit back in 2021.
The filing, brought forward by seven former members of the gardening and maintenance staff of her $60 million Hidden Hills mansion, accused Kim of a variety of shady boss-type behavior.
The plaintiffs claimed the mom of four was late with their pay, withheld 10 percent of their wages for taxes — and then didn’t forward those sums to the government — refused to pay them overtime, and sometimes forced them to work without meal breaks.
Kim’s camp slammed the allegations, telling News at the time, “These workers were hired and paid through a third-party vendor hired by Kim to provide ongoing services.
“Kim is not party to the agreement made between the vendor and their workers, therefore she is not responsible for how the vendor manages their business and the agreements they have made directly with their staff.”