Chaumtoli Huq Writes on Domestic Worker Equality

Former Skadden Fellow Chaumtoli Huq (’99) co-authored a blog post for The Huffington Post on the need for stronger immigration and labor laws (“Standing With Sangeeta,” Dec. 20). The topic was a major issue in a recent news story involving Sangeeta Richard, the domestic worker of an Indian diplomat living in New York City who is accused of committing immigration fraud to bring Richard to the U.S. and failing to pay her minimum wage. Chaumtoli noted that despite the growing number of domestic workers in the U.S., laws are not in place to protect them. She said, “Standing with Sangeeta means that we stand for the rights of those who experience workplace abuse, for the rules and laws that could prevent it from happening, and for equality and justice.”