MARTINIQUE CONSUL GENERAL EMPLOYED ILLEGAL WORKERS AND FACES SUITS FOR LEGAL ONES
The Consul General of the St Lucia Mission in Martinique has fired her nanny. After increasingly bad relations with the rest of her staff, including her cultural attaché, her secretary, her former housekeeping (who is suing her) and her driver, who recently initiated arbitration against her for firing him, Yasmine Walcott is back in the news for firing her most loyal, most intimate staffer.
The Nanny, who shall remain nameless for the moment, reportedly worked with the Walcott family for so long that she was Yasmine’s nanny as a child.
While reasons for the firing have not yet been uncovered, The FLOGG has confirmed that when the Nanny sought legal redress against what she thought was wrongful summary dismissal, she found out something more awful than she could imagine.
The Nanny was not a worker of the St Lucian government. She was personal employee of Walcott. As such, Walcott was required to apply for a work permit for her.
Unfortunately, no such thing ever happened. The Nanny has been in Martinique working, almost since the day that Walcott started as Consul General. But he has been there under a visitor’s visa.
In short, she was no better than any other illegal alien.
Now, she has no recourse in French law, which is now providing other former mission employees like the housekeeper and the driver. Both the driver and the housekeeper are currently in the process of bringing suits against both Walcott as a person and against the Office of the Consul General.