Report shows abuse of domestic workers by diplomats
19 September 2023 | 6:03 pm
An international investigation has revealed that migrant workers are exploited by employers who hide behind diplomatic immunity. A former Filipino domestic worker told DW that her employer stole over €80,000 in wages.
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