REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Filipina named only as PN in court documents has been awarded more than $55,000 CAD by British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal for Virtual Slavery.
According to the decision, a Hong Kong couple brought PN to Canada in July 2013 to work as a caregiver for their two children.
The husband sexually assaulted her while the wife humiliated and abused her in the hotel suite they were staying in while looking for a place to move in Canada.
PN was 28 years old at that time and she was forced to work more than 17 hours a day in Hong Kong, while being paid only $600 Canadian dollars a month.
The Pinay had a chance to escape the abusive employers when she made a run to the throw the garbage.
The ruling is said to be one of the largest awards in the tribunal’s history.