Domestic Worker FAQs:


Q: Are domestic workers in place in many countries?

A: Yes, and it is often not extensively enforced.

Q: Are domestic workers subject to serious abuses?

A: Yes, and including slavery.

Q: Are domestic workers not only no longer needed but their presence can be detrimental to domestic workers of that country?

A: Yes.

Q: Are domestic workers women and many are migrant workers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are domestic workers motivated by different reasons and migrate to a variety of different outcomes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are domestic workers referred to as ‘nannies’ or ‘maids?

A: Yes.

Q: Are domestic workers live-in domestics?

A: Yes.

Q: Are domestic workers generally excluded from many of the legal protections afforded to other classes of worker?

A: Yes, and including the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.

Q: Are domestic workers live-in workers and are under the round-the-clock control of their employers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a domestic worker the fact that women working in this sector are working in an area often regarded as a private sphere?

A: Yes.

Q: Are domestic workers often forbidden to contact their families and often go months?

A: Yes, and years, and even decades without seeing their families, whose lives their remittances are supporting.

Q: Are domestic workers reported including 24 deaths?

A: Yes.