Are domestic helpers treated fairly in Hong Kong?
I think that domestic helpers are treated unfairly in Hong Kong.
To begin with, the government does not do enough to protect the rights of domestic helpers. Although the government has required employers to provide domestic helpers with suitable living and work conditions, we still occasionally hear cases of domestic helpers being abused and exploited, and even falling to their deaths because of the lack of window bars. However, the government turns a blind eye to this and continues to live in the illusion that most of the domestic helpers are treated fairly. This attitude is not helping with the problem that domestic helpers are treated unfairly and I think that the government should do more to ensure that domestic helpers are treated fairly.
Moreover, domestic helpers do not have the respect that they deserve. Domestic helpers leave their homes and come here to work in order to support their family. However, in Hong Kong, they are treated with little to no respect and are often viewed as slaves who do not have rights. This is shown by the seemingly endless cases of abuse and exploitation. Domestic helpers are humans like us. The fact that they do not get the respect that they deserve reflects that they are not treated fairly.
Last but not least, employers are not required to give domestic helpers sick leaves or a suitable working time. This greatly increases the number of exploited domestic helpers, and forces domestic helpers to work under slave-like conditions. This is extremely unfair, yet the government has not taken any action to prevent employers from forcing their domestic helpers to work nonstop, even when they are sick and tired.
As you can see from the above reasons, the way that domestic helpers are treated is anything but fair.