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Posted by Ed 4 mths ago
Less than a month after Baby Jane Allas, 38, was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she received more bad news.

On February 17, while she was on paid medical leave prescribed by a government doctor, Allas was given a dismissal letter.

Her employers were terminating her contract because of her illness.

https://www.asiaone.com/china/domestic-worker-hong-kong-fired-after-cancer-diagnosis

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Ed 4 mths ago
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Ed 3 mths ago
Hong Kong domestic worker fired for cancer awarded damages


A domestic worker sacked after a cancer diagnosis was awarded damages by a Hong Kong court on Monday (April 15), in a case that highlighted exploitation of foreign women toiling as maids in the wealthy financial hub.

Ms Baby Jane Allas of the Philippines was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer in January and fired the following month by her employer, who cited the illness as the reason for termination.

The 38-year-old single mother of five instantly lost the right to healthcare and has had to regularly apply for visa extensions as she navigated Hong Kong's legal and immigration systems while battling cancer.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-domestic-worker-fired-for-cancer-awarded-damages

Ed 3 mths ago
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