Hong Kong’s refusal to scrap the domestic worker ‘live-in rule’ perpetuates racism and sexism

On Sept 21, Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal ruled against Filipino domestic worker Nancy Almorin Lubiano, who sought to overturn the rule that forces the women workers to live in the same home as their employer. While domestic workers and labour rights activists have repeatedly contended that this rule puts migrant women at risk of […]

Filipino domestic worker loses appeal as Hong Kong court upholds compulsory live-in rule

A Hong Kong court has dismissed an appeal challenging a government requirement for foreign domestic workers to live with their employers. The Court of Appeal on Monday rejected Filipino domestic worker Nancy Almorin Lubiano’s appeal against her unsuccessful legal challenge in 2018, which sought to overturn the compulsory live-in rule. She described the requirement as […]


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