I'm Guilty Too!
First published: 09th October 2001
T. Narain says, "While you are asking readers this question, you should also be asking about the protection for employers and their family members from domestic helpers" (Talkback, October 8).
I confess! Like the domestic helpers observed by T. Narain, I'm guilty of the crime of using a mobile phone while holding a child's hand. The shame, lock me away now.
If T. Narain wants to imply the domestic helpers involved were, somehow, being negligent in their actions then some more details are required. From the description given, the children were under control, safe, and the carer was just talking. What's the problem? Maybe it was the employer on the phone.