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OFW who got fired over cancer diagnosis awarded P200,000 for damages

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Apr. 15, 19 | 4:13 pm

A Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong, who was sacked by her employer after being diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer, has been awarded damages by a Hong Kong court on Monday.

During the court proceedings, OFW Baby Jane Allas and her former employer reached a settlement of HK30,000 (nearly P200,000) at Hong Kong’s labor tribunal for sickness allowance, medical fees and wages in lieu of notice.

Allas was diagnosed with the said disease in January 2019 and was terminated from her job less than a month after.

Allas initially refused to sign the termination letter but her employer allegedly confiscated her copy of her contract, her medical receipts, and her referral letter from Tuen Mun Hospital, which became the cause of the delay of an MRI needed before chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Because of this, her condition became worse and hospital bills became more costly.

Allas then filed a complaint at the Labour Department because of her immediate termination saying that it was unlawful since she was fired while on paid sick leave, and that employers should not discriminate against someone with a disability.

She also added in the complaint that her employer did not allow her to take days off and would even starve her at times.

Because she is no longer employed, Allas lost access to free health care, and she is not allowed to accept new employment contracts because of her condition.

The 38-year-old single mother to five children said that she is hoping that her case will bring light to foreign workers like her who experience exploitation from their employers.

“I am standing here right now to encourage more workers to come out if they have these kinds of cases,” she said.

When her story became public, help started to pour in and she, with the help of her sister Jessica Cutrera, was able to raise more than HK$900,000 (nearly P6 million) from donations which she will spend for her medical operations and treatments.

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