UPDATE 1:08pm: A mom in a New York City suburb is getting paid $6,000 to babysit her baby after his parents filed a class-action lawsuit.
Lily Johnson, who has a 4-year-old son and a 2-year old daughter, was told that the parents were not entitled to the money when they paid the babysitter to provide childcare for their son in August, the New York Post reported.
The couple, from Brooklyn, NY, sued the New Jersey-based babysitter on Thursday, claiming they were entitled to compensation for their child’s care when he went missing, The Post reported Thursday.
The family said they hired the babysiter for $5,000, but the babysitting company agreed to a $6k payout when the babysitters job was over, the Post reported, citing the complaint.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the company and seeks punitive damages and attorney fees, according to the Post.
Lori Johnson told the Post the family was hoping the case would force a change in the laws in New York and states like New Jersey.
The New York Times reported in June that New Jersey law requires babysitters to pay child support to the parents if the parents live more than 50 miles away.