Basfar v Wong Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUKSC 20
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time, Pay
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 work. The 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 pay. She ‘escaped’ in May 2018 and proceeded to bring
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