Labor Exploitation

Two women in green t-shirts talk to a reporter as people behind them hold black and white signs that say "Justice for Edith and Shirley."

This Filipina Nanny Is Suing Her Former Boss—a German Diplomat to the U.S.—for Labor Exploitation

With the promise of 35-hour weeks and $10 an hour plus overtime, Edith Mendoza moved to the United States to care for a German diplomat’s family. Instead, she often worked 100 hours per week, had her wages stolen and became seriously ill. Now, in a rare move for a migrant domestic worker, she’s suing her old boss.

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'In Short, I Was a Slave'

Filipina nanny Edith Mendoza moved to the U.S. to care for a German diplomat’s family. She ended up working 100-hour weeks for $4 an hour and becoming seriously ill. She made it out in 2016. Here is her story, in her own words.