Domestic workers facing labour abuses from diplomat bosses

Protocol office frequently bans foreign missions from hiring new domestic workers due to non-compliance with Canadian labour laws and policies.

Embassy Photo: Kristen Shane
File photo of DFATD HQ in Ottawa.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 06/10/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 06/16/2015 8:10 pm EDT

As many as eight foreign missions were either being closely monitored by Canada’s Office of Protocol on their labour law compliance or were banned from hiring new domestic workers in 2014, according to reports obtained by Embassy.

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