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Maid Wants to Sue Employer

Postby martincymru » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 2:08 pm

Can a Maid sue the Employer here in Singapore for Breach of Contract and/or emotional abuse etc?

Any lawyers/groups etc specialise on no win no fee basis ?

I realise simplistic question but great to get feedback.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 2:32 pm

I don't think lawyers here are bright enough to take on a case on salvage rates, truth be known. Although M. Ravi may well do if he's current still on his meds.

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Re: Maid Wants to Sue Employer

Postby Beeroclock » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 3:03 pm

martincymru wrote:Can a Maid sue the Employer here in Singapore for Breach of Contract and/or emotional abuse etc?

Any lawyers/groups etc specialise on no win no fee basis ?

I realise simplistic question but great to get feedback.
Can't see any reason why not, but practically difficult in the sense how much financial compensation possible versus the legal cost/time/effort, etc. Total financial value of a typical contract (e.g. $600/month for 12 months = $7k) might be the upper limit on how much can be sued for (?). Not to mention having adequate evidence to prove the case with a reasonable chance of success.

Is the key objective financial compensation, or is it more a matter of principle and to extricate the maid from an unsafe/unfair environment? If it's the latter then complaining to MOM or even the police might be a better way (??).

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Postby AngMoG » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 4:26 pm

If I remember correctly, the US practice where the lawyer takes a percentage of the winnings is illegal here. Though some lawyers may want to do it pro bono.

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Postby bro75 » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 4:59 pm

Champerty is the term for that I believe. It is illegal now but they are reviewing whether they can change this to allow some middle/low income people to able to afford to take legal action.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 9:05 pm

bro75 wrote:Champerty is the term for that I believe. It is illegal now but they are reviewing whether they can change this to allow some middle/low income people to able to afford to take legal action.


Very interesting. Thanks. I learned something new today.

http://www.singaporelawreview.org/2013/ ... singapore/

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Re: Maid Wants to Sue Employer

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 9:21 pm

martincymru wrote:Can a Maid sue the Employer here in Singapore for Breach of Contract and/or emotional abuse etc?

Any lawyers/groups etc specialise on no win no fee basis ?

I realise simplistic question but great to get feedback.


this maid .. is she your ..... ?????

anyway it is easier for employers to blacklist and ban maids ... an tough for MOM to reverse the ban ... I know it ...

if she wants to work in SG find another employer and move is my advice ..


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