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Taiwanese employers wants to disqualify caregivers who are unfit to their jobs

Taiwanese employers of migrant caregivers or caretakers are calling on the government to create an evaluation mechanism to disqualify or prohibit workers that are believed to be unfit in their jobs.

About 20 to 30 phone calls a day for employers complaining about their foreign caregivers according to Taiwan Foreign Worker and Employer Group, a group that advocates employers rights.

One member mentioned that a caregiver allegedly put a wheel chaired elderly in her care under the sun for about two hours and the caregiver is only seen playing with her smartphone, the elderly nearly died from cardiac arrest.

Apparently, there is no review mechanism to check caregivers who are unfit to care for others, once a migrant caregiver files for a transfer to another employer, that person must find a new job before his or her former employer can hire a replacement.

According to the group, that kind of policy are extremely unfriendly to employers and to their families and are calling the government to change such rules.

The Ministry of Labor said that it would cancel a migrant worker's right to work in Taiwan and ask to leave the country whenever the employee have violated Taiwan’s laws.



  1. Why don't you disqualify rather a recruitment firms that hired ineffective caregivers. It is not a faults of caregiver, just put the blame to the broker's who hired caregiver without thorough screening. Besides, are you as employer's, abide the law set by labor? No, right!? Some of you here are asking illigal works from your caregiver, don't you? Employer's will disqualify too in hiring foriegners for being abusive, and giving illigal works to the worker. Both parties must done an investigation who will be punished for this case.

    1. right,caregiver or caretaker but still needs to do all the housework,cooking,cleaning,all the needs of the family inside the house,still a lot of employers are not giving day offs,a lot to mention,but most workers are just bearing the added works because they need to work for their family

  2. Excuse me. Not all caregiver or caretakers do the same. In my own opinion lets first investigate some employers who violated the rules and regulations to thier workers. Like for instance some caregiver here working long hour without OT pay. But we didnt complain it. Another one is all caregiver is no increase of salary. And most of all some employers taking advantage of thier workers to work all around at home. Without day off. Where is our justice. We must be fair to all humanity. We do good and respect to each other because we are also human being. So those employers who complain about thier workers you need to make your own investigation check your caregiver activities everyday. Talk to her in a right way. No need to call in the labor department or etc. You need to discipline your own caretaker also. Correct me if im wrong. Thanks.
    GOD bless.

  3. Why do you think all caretaker or caregiver take care only old people. They work also in the farm they work for their sons family. Cook for them, clean other house, clean their cars, take a bath for the dog 🐶. Did you visit a foreign worker monthly or the broker should be able to visit if the worker is okay.

  4. That law should be imposed to those unresponsible worker but what about those workers who don't have day off no enough food no bedroom to sleep salary is given not on time don't you think this such problem not is not encountered by a worker? It should be fair to both sides and problem in a work place should be placed in accordance with both parties agreement.It's not easy to take care a whole family with one body alone try to think of that sir/ ma'am...


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