JR8 wrote:It would seem reasonable to me that if a maid gets pregnant then the costs thereof are the maids responsibility.
Why charge the employer? (beyond it being convenient?)
How to charge a maid, who earns less than 500 $ .. for a 20,000 $ complicated delivery ? And then the child is a ward of the state ? Make Singapore into a nanny state ??
Ah come on .. if you tell the maid should pay, I can already sense that the squad of Suicide bombers who preach maid rights et al will start to stalk you
As I said, there are maids, who fool around, and when things go wrong, know it is their fault.
90% conveniently blame the boss, so does the maid's country, blaming the boss for such travesty ..
As SMS said, you can send her back .. if you are 'kind' enough, and it was just a problem of frequency, to the agency, and ENSURE SHE GETS TRANSFERRED.
UNtil she signs off a transfer, everything she does is still your headache .. or pleasure .. (like attempt to make some $, or this and that .. ) so you are liable ..
Or if you are sure the signs were serious enough, you can pack her off, and write a little love letter to MOM .. so MOM will ensure she doesn't abuse the next employer (only if you are sure that she deserves it .. and you have your facts .. right .. )