Singapore

Nationality bias tops reasons for work pass privilege suspension


Different prime causes for discrimination are marital standing, race, and household duties.

Round 60% of employers penalised for discriminatory employment practices confirmed nationality bias.

Minister of Manpower Gan Siow Huang stated the proportion is predicated on the common of 400 circumstances per yr dealt with by the ministry, together with the Tripartite Alliance for Honest and Progressive Employment Practices (TGFEP).

“In about 50 cases each year, the employers were found to be in breach of the TGFEP and had their work pass privileges suspended. About 60% of such cases involved nationality-based discrimination, and about one-third involved gender and age discrimination, split about equally between the two,” Gan stated.

Different causes for discrimination are marital standing, race, and household duties.

Corporations with much less extreme breaches, similar to HR lapses that end in miscommunication and potential discrimination, have been issued warnings. Gan stated the Ministry issued a median of 40 warnings per yr.


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