Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Photo: iStock

A Filipino domestic worker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is pleading for help on social media after her employer tried to kiss her.

In a video posted on Wednesday, Merlyn Angel Arellano said her employer tried to kiss her neck, and that it was not the first time that he had tried to make a move on her. Arellano said she locked herself in the bathroom after the incident, Rappler reported.

“I am afraid that he might do worse next time, especially this weekend as his children will leave. Only the two of us will be staying here,” Arellano said in the video.

The domestic worker said her employer’s actions have made her want to leave her job and return home to the Philippines.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello has been informed about the incident but has yet to release a statement on the matter. Representatives from the domestic worker’s employment agency and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office have reportedly contacted the Filipina and advised her to wait for government action.

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