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Anonymous grouses against employers hard to probe: MOM

Anonymity limits new dept's ability to look into discrimination against locals

Published on Aug 1, 2014 7:23 AM

Do not make anonymous complaints against your bosses if you want the authorities to probe your grouses fully.

While acknowledging that whistle-blowers carry some personal risk, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said anonymous complaints would limit a new department's "ability to carry out in-depth investigations as (its) officers are unable to ask specific questions related to the complaint".

The ministry made the warning in an official blog post yesterday, a day before new rules kick in that require firms to consider Singaporeans for employment, training and promotion fairly.

From today, firms must advertise in a government-run national jobs bank before they can apply for employment passes for foreigners to fill the vacancies.

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