Self employed house keeper "fired" for no reason & no compenasation?
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If you are self employed, you are an independent contractor. She has no employment relationship with you and is not subject to discrimination laws. If she "prepaid" or "overpaid," it sounds like you didn't earn the money, so it is more than likely hers.
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