Domestic worker accused of abusing 2-year-old with vibrator sues ex-employer for HK$500,000

A domestic worker who was accused of abusing a 2-year-old child in her care with a vibrator is now suing her former employers for HK$500,000 (US$63,700.)

The 38-year-old from the Philippines was charged with child abuse in November, but Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Court decided to drop the charges due to lack of evidence

She has since lodged a legal claim against her employers, who terminated her contract after the allegations of abuse surfaced, according to on.cc.

According to the parents, who spoke to the news outlet, the worker is asking for HK$500,000 (US$63,700) compensation for breaking the contract.

The parents claim that both parties signed an agreement to terminate the contract without a one month notice period or payment in lieu, in the presence of a witness from an employment agency.

They have accused her of wanting to “extort a large sum of money”.

The sum demanded by the worker — who had worked for the family for one year — is for 12-months of salary, payment in lieu of notice and compensation for psychological damage.

The parents reiterated their allegations to local media, claiming they discovered red marks on the lower part of their daughter’s body after applying cream onto her.

When asked what happened, the girl alleged that the domestic worker had hurt her. They said she then led her mother to a drawer in their bedroom containing sex toys to point out the implement used. They maintained their daughter had no prior knowledge of the draw’s contents.

The court, however, dropped the case in early December after a medical report said the red marks on the girl were possibly a diaper rash.

Officers were also unable to get a statement from the girl as she was unable to identify true or false.

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