—(1) Subsection (2) shall apply where an employer of a domestic maid or a member of the employer’s household is convicted of —
an offence of assaulting or using criminal force to any domestic maid employed by the employer punishable under section 354;
an offence of doing any act that is intended to insult the modesty of any domestic maid employed by the employer punishable under section 509; or
(2) Where an employer of a domestic maid or a member of the employer’s household is convicted of an offence described in subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), the court may sentence the employer of the domestic maid or the member of his household, as the case may be, to one and a half times the amount of punishment to which he would otherwise have been liable for that offence.
(3) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68) —
(4) For the purposes of this section —
“domestic maid” means any female house servant employed in, or in connection with, the domestic services of her employer’s private dwelling-house and who resides in her employer’s private dwelling-house;
“dwelling-house” means a place of residence and includes a building or tenement wholly or principally used, constructed or adapted for use for human habitation;
“member of the employer’s household”, in relation to a domestic maid, means a person residing in the employer’s private dwelling-house at the time the offence was committed whose orders the domestic maid has reasonable grounds for believing she is expected to obey.