We are all too aware of how certain employers of foreign domestic workers (FDW) faced tragedy when seemingly innocuous problems spiral into fatal accidents and abuse. Improper conflict resolution with your FDW can create not only tense environments at home but can also lend itself to financial difficulties resulting from termination, rehiring and even legal fees. If you find yourself frustrated with your relationship with your FDW, there are several conflict resolution tactics you can take to take to prevent the costly financial ramifications that can follow a broken employment relationship.

Proactive Communication Can Prevent Costly Resolutions

One of the most common causes of escalated complaints is poor communication, whether due to language barriers, differences in culture or different expectations. Take for example, a domestic worker who put sleeping pills in a family’s breakfast because she was afraid of her employer’s temperment. This could have been avoided if both …