What's needed in new laws to ensure fair play at the workplace in S'pore?

Singapore is set to outlaw job and workplace discrimination by enshrining current guidelines in legislation. Insight looks at what it should consider and cover.

Workers experience discrimination not because of foreign competition, but because of a small group of companies that are out to exploit the system.
Workers experience discrimination not because of foreign competition, but because of a small group of companies that are out to exploit the system.PHOTO: UNSPLASH

SINGAPORE - After he spoke in Parliament in July about giving more teeth to Singapore's fair employment guidelines, labour MP Patrick Tay received many e-mails from workers who had experienced or witnessed discrimination at work.

There was the PME - professional, manager and executive - who saw a foreign human resources director recruit people from his home country for positions that Singaporeans could have easily filled, such as head of customer service.

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