CA family can’t get non-performing nanny to leave their home

CA family can’t get non-performing nanny to leave their home

Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte of Upland, California, say they hired [Diane] Stretton, 64, as a live-in nanny on March 4 to help with their three children, ages 11, 4, and 1. According to the couple, the terms of Stretton’s employment were that Stretton was to nanny for the family and help around the house in exchange for room and board. …

“All of a sudden she stopped working, she would stay in her room all day and only come out when food was ready,” said Bracamonte.

After what Bracamonte said was weeks of failed attempts to encourage Stretton to perform some of her agreed upon duties, the couple approached her on June 6 with a “last chance letter” reiterating the conditions of her job and stating the consequences if she continued to ignore her responsibilities. Stretton, Bracamonte said, refused to sign the letter, saying that the job was too much for her…

The Bracamontes approached her with a second letter putting her 30-day notice in writing, which, they said, she also refused to sign. …

Bracamonte called the police, but the cops declined to do anything, saying it was a civil matter. Lt. John Moore of the Upland Police Department confirmed to ABC News that there is no immediate action that can be taken against Stretton, saying “generally, once somebody has established residency, you have to go through a formal eviction process.” …

Stretton reportedly has been involved in 36 lawsuits, landing herself on California’s Vexatious Litigant Lists for repeatedly abusing the legal system. …

[Bracamonte] claims that Stretton is now threatening to sue for wrongful firing and elder abuse.

Stretton is still living in the family’s home, eating the family’s food and Bracamonte said Stretton told her she wanted the family out of the house from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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