The increase in maternity leave makes it even more vital to address the challenges faced by employers, such as the lack of affordable child and elderly care solutions while domestic workers are on maternity leave. Photo: Shutterstock
The increase in maternity leave makes it even more vital to address the challenges faced by employers, such as the lack of affordable child and elderly care solutions while domestic workers are on maternity leave. Photo: Shutterstock
Catherine Gurtin
Opinion

Opinion

Catherine Gurtin

Why Hong Kong’s domestic helpers have no reason to celebrate maternity leave increase

  • The maternity leave increase could exacerbate the risks for foreign domestic workers, who are all too often sacked illegally while pregnant or pressured to resign
  • Employers need clear guidelines and solutions for when their domestic workers go on maternity leave

The increase in maternity leave makes it even more vital to address the challenges faced by employers, such as the lack of affordable child and elderly care solutions while domestic workers are on maternity leave. Photo: Shutterstock
The increase in maternity leave makes it even more vital to address the challenges faced by employers, such as the lack of affordable child and elderly care solutions while domestic workers are on maternity leave. Photo: Shutterstock
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