A Filipino domestic helper was allegedly terminated from work while she was pregnant with her employer’s child.
A certain Menchie L.L alleged her previous employer of violating the $ex Discrim*nation Ordinance during a hearing which was held last June 19.
Her employer, a certain Martin C.P., knew that she was bearing his child and requested a maternity leave as she will give birth in January 2018. However, instead of granting her request, he asked her to sign a letter stating that she will terminate the contract.
She refused to sign and Marting allegedly treated her wrongly, a report said.
Hong Kong law says that employers who fire their pregnant employees can face fines as much as $100,000 and must pay $150,000 to the employee.
Additionally, the OFW asked for an additional $90,000 for the emotional distress and loss of income that Martin has caused her.
Aside from that, the domestic helper filed an additional four criminal and civil case against her previous employer. According to the report, DNA tests also said that her employer is the biological father of her child, therefore, she is asking for financial assistance.
The OFW wants to return to the Philippines after she gave birth to her child last January 2018 as she still has a pending case against her employer.