Tips for Hiring Domestic Servants

  • Antecedents of domestic servants should be verified whereever possible through the police before they are employed. Keeping a record of finger prints, photographs and personal details of all domestic servants may be useful.

  • Discussion about tours etc. necessitating absence from home should be avoided in the presence of servants.

  • It is prudent to ensure the presence of a member of the family to oversee the servant's work in the office room, bed room etc. This will minimise the possibility of his tampering with anything or planting boobytraps etc.

  • Whenever a domestic servant is dismissed for misconduct, the fact must be intimated to the local police immediatly.