The District Court in Wan Chai on Hong Kong. Photo: Asia Times

An Indonesian domestic worker who was secretly filmed in the shower has demanded an apology and sought compensation from her former male employer.

The Indonesian woman filed a writ to the District Court on Thursday to demand HK$86,000 (US$10,958) compensation from her former boss. Sin Man-yau, 61, was jailed for four months last year after being found guilty of accessing a computer with criminal or dishonest intent, the Oriental Daily reported.

According to the writ, Sin set up a hidden camera and filmed the worker when she took a shower for a period of three months in a private residence at Oscar By The Sea in Tseung Kwan O in the New Territories.

On February 24 last year, the worker found a black hidden camera set up in the bathroom. The worker checked the camera and discovered that she had been filmed while bathing between December 1, 2016, to February 24, 2017. She called the police and the man was arrested.

Sin pleaded guilty last year and was jailed for four months.

The worker’s writ accused the man of breaching the Sex Discrimination Ordinance and demanded that Sin pay her HK$86,000 in compensation for the loss of potential income and emotional injury, Ming Pao Daily reported.

She also demanded a written apology from Sin and a statement that he possesses no more images of her.

The writ noted that Sin had compensated the domestic worker with a payment of HK$19,600, according to her employment contract.

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