A group of foreign domestic helpers want a requirement for them to live with their employers to be scrapped.
The Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers' Union says the rule exposes maids to the risk of indecent assault or sexual harassment by their employers.
They voiced their concerns yesterday with a rally outside the HSBC headquarters in Central, at which domestic helpers recounted recent ordeals they have had while living with their employers in the city.
One Indonesian maid at the demonstration described feeling vulnerable one night when her boss came into her room.
"My boss entered my room and touched my hand while talking to me. I was so scared and cried for help. He then left my room. I was so scared but I dared not tell others. I quit the job the following day," she said.