Third Dhalla employee comes forward

A 32-year-old Filipino housekeeper alleges brutal working conditions, long hours

A third foreign worker employed by the family of Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla has come forward to claim she was treated as a low-wage servant, the Toronto Star reports. The 32-year-old Filipino national, who is unnamed, says the Brampton-Springdale MP hired her as a housekeeper and promised she would help sponsor her through the Live-In Caregiver Program if she passed a tryout at the family’s Mississauga home. The worker claims she was subject to brutal working conditions, long hours, and was paid under the table. She quit after nine days and was eventually paid $370 cash for working 12 hours a day—that’s $3.43 an hour.

Toronto Star

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