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UAE: New draft suggests stiff penalties on sponsors of domestic workers

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by IDWFED published Mar 29, 2012 12:00 AM
Contributors: Bassma Al Jandaly/Gulfnews.com
The official said the ministry will deal sternly with the sponsor or any other person who violates the terms of contract of a domestic worker.

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Dubai – A draft law has proposed the imposition of severe penalties on sponsors of domestic helpers if they breached the contract of employment and ask their domestic help to do a job which they are not supposed to do.

A senior official at the Ministry of Interior, who did not want to be identified, said those who employ domestic helpers not on their sponsorship would also incur severe penalty.

«Once the draft law is approved, it will help the ministry to implement rigorously the rules and regulations governing the employment of domestic workers,» he said.

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Source: Bassma Al Jandaly/Gulfnews.com

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