Hong Kong domestic helpers on maternity leave should be allowed to live apart from employers, lawyers argue in second legal bid

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

Domestic helpers on maternity leave should not be forced to stay with their employers, according to lawyers mounting a second judicial challenge against the Hong Kong government’s live-in policy for such workers.Counsel Kay Chan on Thursday said his client Yvette Dingle Fernandez was put in “an impossible position” last year when officials refused to waive the requirement, as her employer insisted that she must live in her workplace, apart from her daughter, Eloisa Valerie Fernandez, who was…

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