Ok so i've been away for a while and eaten my tea :)
My veiw on the whole situation is rather simple, Firstly the woman herself. I can understand her being frustrated and all, cleaning per room, getting pennies for doing so and probably not feeling that great about herself.
However, whatever you say she signed that document, whether she could understand it or not is not the question here, at the end of the day she signed a legal document and that is that. If she had concerns about not understanding the terms and agreements, she should have notified the company at the time instead of signing it.
Her claim that not being able to speak english and that this should be classed as a 'disability' is a disgrace and has personally pissed me off as i actually have a disability. If she had any clue about what having a disibility included she would never ever have claimed that not being able to speak english is/was a disability. Let's see how she enjoys only being able to see half of what a normal person can see, not be able to walk and be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, have the mental age of a 14 year old because of an accident, only then will she understand what the word 'disability' is all about.
Moving away from the aspect that is close to home, there is also the issue of her not being able to speak english, now it is the fault of both parties in my eyes. Firslty her for coming to the UK not being able to speak the queens english and the company taking advantage of the fact she cannot speak english and employing her in the first place.
What i would like to see happen, is her claim rejected and the company be fully investigated into about the way it recruits staf and the way they are paid. That to me seems an all round fair resolution.
I'm more concerned that tornado is having his tea at ten in the evening. :)
lol, i got back late from a pool tournament tonight so was not able to eat until that late!!!! I know its bad for me, my mother has told me this on many occassions and i haven't even lived with her since i was 16 :)
They shouldn't be paying by the room anyway. Every room is different, maybe different sizes or different states (depending who stayed there). Seems she's working for a dodgy company and she should take them.
i agree totally and as i said they should be fully investigated by whoever does that sort of thing.
However, never sign a contract unless you've read and understood it and if you don't understand it, don't sign until you've gone over it with someone who understands it and whom you trust!
bang on, a certain michael jackass saying springs to mind 'check yourself before you wreck yourself' :)
ok, some Poles were scammed into working for less than half of the minimum wage. who conned them? a fellow Pole. this is brilliant. i think that if anything they should fight with their employer for the right to the money that wasn't paid to them because they should've been paid at least the minimum wage. but claiming that being unable to speak a foreign language is a disability simply beggars belief. i hope they lose, that'll teach them not to sign something that they don't understand. once you put your signature on a document you are responsible for whatever happens as a result, it's like complaining you didn't read the small print. morons.
i also agree with you to Justysia, there seems to be a common view that both parties involved are at fault.