A Filipino domestic worker claimed that her employer beat her with a broom until it broke. Photos: Facebook

A Filipino domestic worker in Dubai is pleading for help on social media after alleging that her employer beat her with a broom so hard that it broke.

On Monday, a Facebook post by Bernadette Quilang Lucas showed multiple bruises on her arms and body. According to the post, she is a domestic worker who has been in Dubai for a year.

The post claims that Lucas’ employer beat her with a broom until it broke. The maid is pleading for rescue from this abusive situation.

Netizens expressed concern for Lucas and said she should leave her employer’s home. Some expressed anger at how domestic workers are badly treated in the Middle East.

One netizen said the Philippine labor market should improve so that Filipinos do not have to resort to working abroad and suffer abuse in order to support their families.

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