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Low caste’ servant awarded £184,000

Posted By: James

A woman recruited from India to be a domestic servant for a family in the UK and paid 11p an hour has been awarded almost £184,000 in unpaid wages. Permila Tirkey, 39, was discriminated against because of her "low caste", her lawyers said, describing it as the first successful case of its kind. She worked 18-hour days, having been recruited because her employers wanted someone "servile", a tribunal heard. The employment tribunal upheld a number of claims against Ms Tirkey's employers, and her barrister Chris Milsom said she could now receive a substantial amount in compensation.


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