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How Hong Kong maids became caught in a ‘humanitarian tsunami'

4 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Migrant workers who become pregnant by their employers face dismissal, homelessness and a swift return home The sun had not yet risen in Hong Kong when Sally*, a domestic worker, was woken and told she needed to leave immediately. As she lay on the sofa, confused, Sally saw her employer standing over her with a piece of paper he wanted her to sign. It was a resignation letter he had written for her. She was being let go because she was pregnant. Her employer, a German man in his 50s, is the father of the child. Sally, 39, from Manilla in the Philippines, is one of the 390,000 domestic...
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