A domestic helper in Hong Kong is asking for help after her employer deducted a whooping $1,500 from her monthly salary just because her panties got stocked in a sewage pipe, clogging it unintentionally.
So to prove her innocence, the Filipina sent photos of her underwear to Labor AttacheJalilodela Torre, insisting that none of it is missing.
However, her employer insisted that the culprit is none other than the maid, particularly because she is the only person who uses the washroom. Her salary in March was only $2,710.
Furthermore, the OFW complained that her employer always blame her every time something is broken in their house. The cost will then get deducted from her salary. In totality, she already paid $5,000 for the damages that she never inflicted.
Everything goes down to her recruitment agency who advised her employer to deduct from the OFWs salary everything that goes broken inside the house.
The complainant went at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office to ask for help as her passport were also kept by her employer ever since she started working there.
Thankfully, the issue was resolved when Dela Torre called her recruitment agency and reminded that deducting more than $300 is considered illegal. The agency then relayed the message to her employer who also agreed to return the money they got from her.
“It’s wrong because there is a law against excessive deductions,” says Dela Torre.
It was later confirmed that the OFW got her money and passport back.