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Thieving Agencies

A common complaint we receive is of agencies stealing the first 2-3 months of a domestic worker’s salary. The Ministry of Labor issued a declaration in 2012 that this  was illegal and they would prosecute offending agencies but it is still common practice – hardly surprising in an industry that …

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Mermaidia – Abusive Agency

“Take note of these faces. They hire Filipinos and bring them to Lebanon. This agency beats up and hurts workers if they go back to the office. There are lots of victims already.” We have heard from several of them. We know of two women who did not realize they …

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Katia is a Serial Offender

Katia tells undocumented domestic workers, “Come to my house and I’ll give you work.” When they go there, she steals any money they have on them, beats them, and threatens them. She lives in Awkar. She has a big dog and she works in a clothes shop near Sassine (or …

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