Domestic workers continue to be treated as servants without the Proposed Employment (Domestic Employee) Regulations 2019
Civil society group Tenaganita calls out the government for failing to provide a functioning and accessible avenue for support and redresss domestic workers in need after decades of violence and abuse cases.
Its executive director Glorene A Das said it was the state’s responsibility to ensure that all workers in the country have knowledge of their rights and where to seek help.
She said the workers’ trust in enforcement agencies has been undermined by a reputation for complicity in the crime and fear mongering by the employers themselves led to them not seeking help.
“Even if they do access enforcement, truth is no one is really looking out for them in the system.