“A total of 27 employers were referred to the lower criminal court for illegally supplying hourly house cleaning services,” stated Head of ministries and public agencies prosecution, Adnan Al-Wedaei, to the media. 

He added that the 27 defendants, who exploited 63 female workers in hourly house cleaning services without permit, would be facing charges of practicing the activity without a permit and maintaining un-needed work permits in violation of the provisions of the law.

Al-Wedaei added that the Public Prosecutor took action after receiving several reports from the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) about people who provide hourly house cleaning services without workers’ permits. Campaigns, organized by the LMRA, showed that the defendants took advantage of a total 63 female workers. 

Head of ministries and public agencies prosecution said that these violations were punishable by imprisonment for a period of one year or a fine of up to BD200 for each worker.