Plight of Abused Foreign Domestic Workers Who Seek Justice and Shelter in Singapore

May 11th, 2019 Posted by In The News No Comment yet

June commented on the enhanced sentencing guidelines imposed on abusers of FDWs and the FDWs’ civil claims for compensation for physical abuse.

“The various financial, language and immigration hurdles that these FDWs face in resolving their abuse cases could cause them to lose faith in the Singapore legal system, and “accept less than satisfactory settlements of their civil claims or just drop their claims altogether”, said June Lim, managing director of Eden Law Corporation.

“The FDWs always want to go home, the process can take up to three to four years to complete, they are traumatised by the abuse, and their families need the money. Poverty is the reason why they came to Singapore to work in the first place,” said Lim, also an ambassador for Law Society Pro Bono Services.”

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