Joan Guting was a domestic helper in Hong Kong. Photo: Supplied

‘Justice for Joan’: Supporters of Filipino domestic helper who died of cervical cancer face legal hurdles in fight to ‘restore her dignity’

  • Joan Guting, who had late-stage cervical cancer and acute renal failure, was forced out to the streets in May 2017 after her employers suddenly dismissed her
  • Eight months after her death, Guting’s supporters are trying to seek damages for discrimination but say they face obstacles after the Legal Aid Department revoked legal aid for her case
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Joan Guting was a domestic helper in Hong Kong. Photo: Supplied
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.