Nov 29, 2013

    Govt censures 15 firms over unfair job ads

    FLAMED last month by netizens for posting a job advertisement asking for Filipinos, Swiss restaurant La Fondue now faces more heat from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

    La Fondue is among 15 companies found to have posted discriminatory job ads this year. They have to put up public apologies online for 30 days, and are also banned from hiring new foreign workers during this period and another six months thereafter.

    This comes after MOM took action in September against 10 companies for posting discriminatory job ads.

    Most of the 15 appear to be employment agencies, such as Singapore Human Resource Consultants, but also include security company Link-8 Security and services company Linny Service and Supplies.

    They had advertised for applicants based on nationality, gender or race. MOM said the 15 companies could not provide valid justifications on why they did so.

    Netizens complained last month when a Filipino employee at La Fondue posted ads on job websites requesting Filipinos to apply for various positions.

    The restaurant later apologised and said that it would take stern action against its employee.

    MOM noted that La Fondue had posted a public apology on Sept 21 on the forum, as well as on the company's website.