Apologies for being out of it this past week-– not to mention, avoiding any conversation about the controversy surrounding the Au Pair with the cancer diagnosis and her Host Family’s efforts to keep her in the USA for care. I’ll post about that in a few days.
In the meantime, let’s vent about another contentious issue:
… When your Au Pair breaks her commitment to stay a full year…
and offers a frustrating reason for leaving, that’s unrelated to your family’s situation.
A Host Mom writes:
I am tempted to sue my au pair for breach of contract. Has anyone ever done this successfully?
We have always treated our aupairs very well and never had an issue with any, except for this last one. Our aupair has broken up with her boyfriend and has decided it’s too painful to stay anywhere close (they live 2 hours away anyways) anymore, so she is going into rematch. Trouble is this is her 9th month.
cy fees back and only would get a small credit ($600) towards the new au pair who would have to stay a full year. Our kids are starting school this year so this was supposed to be our last aupair.