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Fired maid plans book on Luxembourg's royals
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Fired maid plans book on Luxembourg's royals

02.07.2015 From our online archive
A maid fired from service at the Luxembourg royal household is suing for wrongful termination of contract and is considering writing a book about her time at the palace, according to media reports.

(CS) A maid fired from service at the Luxembourg royal household is suing for wrongful termination of contract and is considering writing a book about her time at the palace, according to media reports.

Luxembourg newspaper Le Quotidien on Thursday reported that the palace fired the maid in July 2014 with a notice period of six months for insubordination, mobbing and abusive behaviour towards her colleagues.

However, the maid has refuted the accusations and is now suing the royal household for wrongful termination of contract, as well as seeking 350,000 euros in damages, according to the paper.

A hearing has been scheduled for October.

The maid also revealed that she is considering writing a book about her time at the palace, which is likely to cast the Grand Ducal family and especially the Grand Duchess in an unflattering light.

Any such revelations, however, would be in violation of her contract with the palace, which implies strict professional secrecy even beyond termination of service.