Indonesian migrant worker rescued from torture by employer

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/19
By: Sunrise Huang and Frances Huang

Photo courtesy of New Taipei City government

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) A female migrant worker from Indonesia has been rescued by a joint effort by police and the New Taipei City government after she was tortured by her employer, the city’s Labor Affairs Department reported Saturday.

According to the labor department, the worker had been barred from leaving the residence of her employer in Banqiao District for several months.

According to a department investigation, the employer cut her pay for a couple of months, saying her performance failed to live up to expectations. She was also slapped on the face and given only kitchen leftovers by the employer, surnamed Lin.

The worker, who was employed as a caregiver for a sick elderly family member of the employer, was rescued Jan. 11 when an inspector from the department made a surprise visit to the worker after she called the department to complain about her situation.    [FULL  STORY]

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