Walang Sahod, palpak daw trabaho, Domestic helper Dubai, not paid salary, mistreated

Lhet Mirasol
is a employee in the Philippines

Magtatanong po ako sa case ng kapatid ko sa Dubai. DH po sya doon at hindi sya pinapayagan na gumamit ng telepono, hindi po kami pwede tumawag sa kanya. Nakakabalita lang po kami tungkol sa kanya sa mga kakilala nya. Nanghingi po sya ng tulong kasi gusto nya na umuwi at di na raw po kaya yong kalagayan nya. Meron po instances na hindi sya sinasahuran at palpak daw ang trabaho nya. Nag ask sya sa amo nya na ibalik sya sa agency nya pero hindi sya tinangap ng agency doon sa Dubai. Pangalan po ng Agency nya is Fast Services sa Cotabato City. Please advice po kung ano pwede kong ganwin. Maraming salamat po.

Translation: My sibling is working as a domestic helper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She is not allowed by her employer to make phone calls, and we also cannot call her. We (her family) are only able to get news and learn about how she is and what is going on with her from people she knows in Dubai. There are instances when she is not paid her wage/salary by her employer and we also heard that there are lots of problems with work being given to her. She asked her boss/employer to return her to her employment agency, but she was not received by the employment agency in Dubai. The name of the employment agency is: Fast Services which is based in Cotabato City. Could you please advice what we can do?

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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose
is a Legal expert in the Philippines
Dapat ay sumangguni ang kapatid mo sa Embassy. Ang Embassy lamang ang makakatulong sa kanya dahil siya ay malayo. Puede siyang umalis sa bahay ng amo niya ay pumunta sa Embassy para doon ay magpa-repatriate. Iyon na nga lang, baka gawan siya ng usap na siya'y nagnakaw o anuman. Kaya, dapat ay humingi siya ng tulong sa embahada para makapag-report siya sa pulis patungkol doon sa ginagawa sa kanya.

Puede din siyang maghabla doon kung siya'y hindi binibigyan ng suweldo pero, lalo lang siyang magtatagal doon.

Kung gusto na niya talagang umuwi, iyon na lamang agency niya dito sa Pilipinas ang kanyang i-habla pag nakabalik na siya dito sa Pilipinas.

Komunsulta kayo sa abogado at makipag-ugnayan sa OWWA. Makakatulong sila upang makipag-ugnayan kayo sa Embahada ng Pilipinas doon.

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Adelaimar C Arias-Jose

I am a graduate of the UP College of Law. Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines since 1995. I am currently involved in private practice in criminal, civil and labor law.
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