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Singapore Enacts Deterrence Against Workplace Discrimination

January 22, 2020

As of January 2020, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) of Singapore has raised penalties for workplace discrimination cases. These measures are part of a plan to strengthen the Fair Consideration Framework, especially with the aim to give equal and fair consideration to local workers by advertising vacancies for low paying jobs.

Penalties against employers found guilty of workplace discrimination include bans from 12 to 24 months (previously 6 months). In order to maintain competitiveness within the workforce of Singapore, the government is likely to keep progressing toward updates on regulations within the workplace.