Domestic Workers’ Legal Guide, iiQ8, A Guide by One Roof
Domestic workers are vulnerable to exploitation, violence, harassment, and forced labour, many women and men end up being trapped in abusive work situations which in some cases may amount to modern forms of slavery.
While the relationship between the employer and domestic worker in Kuwait is successful and effective in most cases, it is still important for domestic workers to be knowledgeable of their legal rights and responsibilities in order to be familiar with the rules that regulate their work and be able to demand their rights in case they were violated.
The standard Domestic Worker Law is very specific regarding many aspects of employment, such as the amount of pay, end of service benefits, accommodation, health care, where you should work, the nature of your work and other details.
Although it is not a guarantee for protection, knowing your rights is the first step in protecting yourself.