A logistics firm is first to be charged with false declaration on fair hiring of Singaporeans
On 14 January 2020, the Minister for Manpower, Mrs. Josephine Teo, announced several updates to the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF). These updates seek to impose greater deterrence against any form of workplace discrimination in Singapore.
On the same day, a logistics firm became the first entity to be charged in court with making a false declaration in an Employment Pass (EP) application. The firm had falsely declared in the EP application that it had interviewed 2 Singaporeans and considered local candidates fairly for a job even though it had already pre-selected a foreign applicant. Four other entities were also taken to task under the stiffer penalties after the updates to the FCF.