Another housekeeper alleges 'slave-like' mistreatment by Dickerson family


Legal Aid client Lisa WilkinsonAnother woman has  stepped forward claiming she was cheated out of thousands of dollars in wages and endured slave-like conditions  working as a housekeeper at the home of a Dickerson, Md., family.

Lisa Wilkinson of Laurel tearfully told WUSA-9 News she wasn't surprised when she saw news reports last week about a legal immigrant from Venezuela filing a federal lawsuit against the family for never being paid and being held in "slave-like" conditions for nearly five months (see below).

"If I had spoken up sooner she wouldn't have gone through months of mistreatment," Wilkinson said in the office of  Nathaniel Norton, her Maryland Legal Aid attorney.

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