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Any rights for maids?

Post by chrissi3 » Sun, 26 Jul 2009 3:23 pm

Hello,

we dont have a maid so I dont know much about the "rules". But I am wondering if a maid has the right to change employer?

The maid of our opposite neighbours seems to be a really nice person. We are seeing each other every day in the kitchen....

But the chinese employer locks her in the house the entire day, she is not allowed to talk to anybody and has only one Sunday off.

I don't want to have trouble with the current employer, but I think a maid is still a person with rights. She seems very unhappy and maybe I can take over her, but don't wanna get in trouble with the law.

Does anybody know about the right of the maids? Maybe I will go to an agency and ask.

Thanks for any advice
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Jul 2009 5:46 pm

She has one Sunday off per month? And works for a local Chinese employer? Sounds like the employer is following the law to the letter.

Maids here are treated as the lowest form of two legged upright walking life on the planet. The are considered beneath lawyers even. The Employment
Act covers all employees earning under 2K/mo but for the most part Domestic Helpers are exempted from fairness. It's a disgrace to the country but what to do. They are treated, for the most part, as chattel and not human beings with the governments blessings.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by patsy_sg » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:14 am

this is an actual post from another forum...

just want to know, do u allow your maid to drink more than 1 cup of the coffee everyday? And also do u allow her to have tea break(9am, 3pm)?

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