Goldhill Avenue in Singapore. Photo: Google Maps
Goldhill Avenue in Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

A Singapore woman who ordered her maid to stand on a glass ceiling and clean it four different times faced charges in a Singapore court on Thursday.

Belinda Huber, 36, was charged with failing to provide safe working conditions for her foreign domestic worker, whose nationality was not known, in June last year, The Straits Times reported, citing a statement from the Ministry of Manpower.

Between early June and July 4 in 2017, Huber allegedly asked her maid to clean the glass ceiling on the second level of the property on Goldhill Avenue. The task required the maid to stand on the structure that extended over the porch area, endangering the maid’s life.

The ministry stepped in and stopped the maid from working for Huber and imposed an interim employment ban while the case was investigation. The maid now has a new employer.

If convicted, Huber could be jailed for up to 12 months, fined up to S$10,000 (US$7,450), or both. She would also be barred from hiring a maid in the future.