NGO crosses borders to get justice for maids

Legal aid group helps exploited migrant workers seek civil claims after leaving S'pore

When a foreign domestic worker was bitten by her employer's dog, her employer did not want to pay her medical bills and deducted the costs from her salary.

Over the next few months, Nisa - not her real name - was also abused verbally and physically. Her employer's adult daughter struck her repeatedly and she was not given any days off throughout her four months of working for the family.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2019, with the headline 'NGO crosses borders to get justice for maids'. Print Edition | Subscribe