Stiffer penalties for unfair hiring a strong deterrent, say experts

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced changes to the Fair Consideration Framework on Jan 16, 2020.
Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced changes to the Fair Consideration Framework on Jan 16, 2020.PHOTO: BUSINESS TIMES

The updates to the Fair Consideration Framework are a strong deterrent that will make firms more likely to practise fair hiring consideration, experts said.

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo yesterday announced changes to the framework, under which firms with discriminatory hiring practices face stiffer penalties which include debarment from applying for and renewing work passes for at least 12 months, up from a minimum six months previously.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2020, with the headline 'Stiffer penalties for unfair hiring a strong deterrent, say experts'. Subscribe