Hong Kong’s Immigration Department has complained that domestic workers are taking advantage of an extended grace period after their contracts end. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s Immigration Department has complained that domestic workers are taking advantage of an extended grace period after their contracts end. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong domestic workers ‘abusing’ post-contract grace period, officials say, pointing to jump in work visa rejections

  • Immigration Department tells employment agencies number of helpers ‘job hopping’ has grown fourfold since they were granted an extra two weeks to find work
  • But domestic workers who spoke to the Post describe abusive environments they say provide every legitimate reason to seek different employers

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Immigration Department has complained that domestic workers are taking advantage of an extended grace period after their contracts end. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong’s Immigration Department has complained that domestic workers are taking advantage of an extended grace period after their contracts end. Photo: Nora Tam
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