Because of failed exploitation, a Filipina woman was able to receive compensation reward from the Hong Kong woman who victimized her.
According to the Filipina’s statement, a Hong Kong woman pretended to be a hiring employer. Later on, she tried to send her to China to work on another employer.
Labor AttacheJalilodela Torre ordered the compensation during their meeting on Nov. 19. Additionally, Dela Torre also found out during their meet up that the fake employer’s name and address were different to the contract where the Filipina signed.
Dela Torre reminded the fake employer that what she did is a breach of immigration rules, something that’s punishable by law.
The Hong Kong national then paid the Filipina her three-month salary worth $13,320 and a full refund of the fees she paid in her agency in the Philippines worth $5,960. Afraid of the consequences of her actions, the fake employer paid the amount immediately.
According to the Filipina, she decided to break her contract after knowing that she will be sent to another country to work. The local woman allegedly told her that the “real employer” already secured a China visitor visa, therefore she needs to go there as soon as possible.
The Filipina is now looking for a new employer using her 14-day visa extension.