Hong Kong’s live-in policy has long forced the city’s domestic workers to reside with their employers. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong’s live-in policy has long forced the city’s domestic workers to reside with their employers. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong’s live-in policy has long forced the city’s domestic workers to reside with their employers. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong High Court throws out challenge to live-in policy for domestic workers

  • The rule, introduced in 2003, stipulates that helpers must live in the same residence as their employers, even during maternity leave
  • While it has been argued the arrangement heightens the possibility of abuse, the government maintains changing it would have serious repercussions for economy

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s live-in policy has long forced the city’s domestic workers to reside with their employers. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong’s live-in policy has long forced the city’s domestic workers to reside with their employers. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong’s live-in policy has long forced the city’s domestic workers to reside with their employers. Photo: Winson Wong
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