Basfar v Wong [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKSC 20
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time, Pay
Issues covered: Diplomatic Immunity; Unauthorised Deductions; Working Time Regulations

The claimant was employed by the diplomatic household of the respondent originally in Saudi Arabia (the defendant’s home country) but then moved to the UK in 2016 where she continued to workThe claimant alleges that the continuation of work in this way constituting trafficking on the basis that she was confined to the property (with the exception of taking out the rubbish)The claimant had no days off, no rest breaks, had to typically work from 7am to 11.30pm and was subject to degrading treatment.  

The claimant outlined that she was not paid for seven months before receiving a fraction of her contracted payShe ‘escaped’ in May 2018 and proceeded to bring

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This article is correct at 14/07/2022
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