Filipino workers at Whitehorse Tag's store quit
Move comes after they alleged their rights were being abused by employer
Two Filipino workers who say their rights are being abused by their employer are quitting their jobs.
The two women told CBC News their employer at Tag's convenience store, Pret Sidhu, claws back their wages.
They are among five workers at the store who have told CBC News they have had to give Sidhu kickbacks in the form of cash from their paycheques.
Although the Yukon government is investigating the case, one worker said Sidhu still asked for money back after paying her last Thursday.
Shawn Kitchen is the assistant deputy minister in charge of the nominee program, which the Filipino employees were hired under. He said officials from the Department of Justice and Yukon Employment Standards are involved in the investigation.
"We talked to the two complainants yesterday and we've confirmed who they are and what their concerns are," said Kitchen.
Kitchen is urging any nominee workers who have complaints about their employers to come forward or to go to the Employment Standards Board or the police.
He said workers don’t need to fear that their immigrant status will suffer as a result.
Contacted several times by CBC, storeowner Pret Sidhu has declined to comment on the record.