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Action Taken on Illegal Employment Agency Activities



As part of our ongoing work with domestic workers, the Centre is assisting the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines to seek justice for over 600 domestic workers.


This group of domestic workers were defrauded a total amount of over HK$10 million, by a rogue employment agency. Workers were falsely and unlawfully promised employment in Canada and the UK in exchange for payments of between HK$10,000 to HK$15,000.


We are aware that there are employment agencies engaging in various unlawful acts including overcharging, identity document theft and facilitating illegal loans, and these have gone largely uninvestigated in Hong Kong.


This case was,