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  1. #1

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    Is this legal?

    Guys I have a friend who is a domestic helper she is been working with her employer for about 6 years but recently her boss started to scold her out of everything, even started pushing her around physically. He is asking her to go to the agency with him next week to sign a document which states she cannot meet/talk with her boyfriend anymore and cannot take anymore holidays on weekends. Is this liable ?

    I do know her she is very hardworking and her phones is being confiscated randomly.


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    No it's not legal.


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    What can she do ?


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    Best thing would be resign. She's not going to get a reference from her current employer though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AJZ:
    Best thing would be resign. She's not going to get a reference from her current employer though.
    And she will need to leave the country... System is stacked against DH. Ideally, she should lodge a complaint so that there's a record in case something more serious happens and that may prevent the employer from hiring another slave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem:
    And she will need to leave the country... System is stacked against DH. Ideally, she should lodge a complaint so that there's a record in case something more serious happens and that may prevent the employer from hiring another slave.
    She could go to the Consulate and they would I am sure help her with the complaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    She could go to the Consulate and they would I am sure help her with the complaint.
    Sure but as soon as she ceases employment, she will need to leave the country soon after since her visa will no longer be valid and she will need to find accommodation and pay for her food and of course won't have references. That's why so many put up with this modern slavery system.

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    Start looking for a NEW employer, it sucks but that is the only way, once you get a new employer, file a complaint about the older one as they SUCK.

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    if she resigns for reasons other than ill health she loses her right to the long service payment.
    better think it through first


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    Quote Originally Posted by rpl22:
    if she resigns for reasons other than ill health she loses her right to the long service payment.
    better think it through first
    I would not bet on her actually getting that given the treatment she is receiving.
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