UK domestic servitude case makes headlines

25 Jun 2024

A wealthy family in the UK were charged with exploitation of workers, in what amounts to a case of domestic servitude. The family employed domestic workers for their Swiss property where they ceased their passports, restricted their movements, grossly underpaid them for their work and forced them to work 18 hours per day.

Exploitation of domestic workers is not uncommon especially in foreign embassies. Listen to an interview about this case with Fiona David, founder of Fair Futures and architect of the Global Slavery Index here.

Read more about domestic servitude in Australia and Heather Moore’s research on this topic here.