Does anyone know of a place in Taipei where a person can go for some free legal advice? I seem to recall that the Taipei City government offered such a service.
The reason I’m asking…
A Taiwanese friend who just started working at a travel agency about a month ago called in tears today asking what to do about a boss who’s been abusing her verbally. He’s starting to get physical (threw an eraser at her, with oomph), and now she’s learned from co-workers that her predecessor suffered the same abuse for nine months before quitting. I don’t suppose anyone’s going to suggest reporting the guy to the police, are they? Her predecessor, she now hears, once went to the police with welts inflicted by a ruler, but they said the problem wasn’t bad enough for them to get involved.
I’ve suggested that she just quit right away, but she’s not sure about her legal footing, since her contract requires that she give three months notice. I’ve advised her to just forget about the contract provisions and get the hell out, but only after collecting evidence of the jerk’s abusive ways. Would others agree with this approach?
All advice appreciated.