x9200 wrote:The fact is, this maid so far hasn't done anything to breach the trust and she behaves like an adult so that's how she should be treated. She can get pregnant, work illegally and do heaps of other stupid things and she does not need to leave Singapore for it.
Just for the sake of argument, as I presume she is not a new arrival in Singapore, and that she took the liberty to go to Batam and Indonesia, without telling her boss, means how much she has trusted the employer .. or not.
Agreed, she can get into trouble in Singapore, without crossing the border.
RedRidingHood wrote:I think the new rule states that you will not lose your security deposit should your helper be pregnant. The only issue is you have to send her home.
Well, the fear that drivers most employers to the edge of paranoia, is, there is a clause that says the employer must take care of medical expenses etc etc. so if she has an accident or anything ontowards, it is the employers' responsibility to make sure it is paid
There was an employer who was left with a 100K Plus medical bill, which the standard insurance didn't cover, as she had an accident in Malaysia, and the struggling employer had no recourse.
And another, where the maid being new in Singapore, didn't want to work here and wanted to go back, and when she was in the care of the agent, she jumped out of the apartment, broke her legs, and the employer was left with a 50K plus bill. Per law, It is the employer's responsibility till she leaves Singapore.
And another, where the maid got pregnant, and had pre-eclampsia (I hope I got the spelling right .. ) and the employer had to pay a massive medical bill, before she could be repatriated, as doctors declared her unfit for travel.
Those are the worst case scenario, and out of the 200K plus maids in Singapore, those are negligible incidents, until you are in the receiving end
Of course, you can get a comprehensive medical insurance and cover for travel as well :p
menudown wrote:should be fine as long as she does not fail to return back within the off day