Domestic workers

Dubai police warn against hiring runaway domestic workers

Dubai police have urged families not to hire cleaners who have run away from their employers.

The officer said he arrested 948 domestic workers of different nationalities in the first three months of this year.

The force said the arrests were made to enforce labor laws.

Some maids leave their employers without notice and start working with other families under false names and without legal documents.

“To help maintain community safety, people are asked to report fleeing domestic workers,” said Colonel Ali Salem, director of the Dubai Police’s anti-infiltrator department.

“During Ramadan, the number of maids who break labor laws and run away from their sponsors to work on an hourly basis to earn more money in a short time increases,” he said.

“Fugitive maids can pose a security risk as they typically work under false names and without legal documents, so we are stepping up our efforts during the holy month. ”

He urged the public to avoid hiring such people.

Domestic workers have been urged to report abuse by contacting the Dubai Police website, smart services or calling 901.

They can also go to the nearest police station or email [email protected]

Complaints will be handled by the Department for the Protection of Rights and Freedoms of the General Department of Human Rights of the Dubai Police.

Updated: April 27, 2022, 2:44 p.m.

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