Baby Jane Allas arrives at the government’s Labour Relations Division at Tuen Mun on March 13. She was fired from her job as a domestic helper by her employer after diagnosed with cervical cancer and was recently awarded HK$30,000 in damages. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong is cruel to remove medical safety net for domestic helpers once contract is over

  • The government should consider visa extensions and ensure migrant workers in need have access to public health care, irrespective of their contract status
  • The case of Baby Jane Allas, fired after being diagnosed cancer, shows the need to stand with helpers who might develop a serious illness
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Baby Jane Allas arrives at the government’s Labour Relations Division at Tuen Mun on March 13. She was fired from her job as a domestic helper by her employer after diagnosed with cervical cancer and was recently awarded HK$30,000 in damages. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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