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Workplace discrimination growing problem

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 20, 2007

Minister for Manpower Ng Eng Hen cited these two examples on Tuesday to drive home the message about giving equal opportunity to all workers so that employers can benefit fully from the individual worth of every worker. Calling discrimination at the workplace a ‘triple tragedy’, Dr Ng, who is also Second Defence Minister, said at the launch of the Tripartite Centre for Fair Employment: ‘It robs employees of a chance to prove their value, make a living and feed their families. It limits employers from getting the most from all available human resources.’

‘Lastly, but certainly not the least, it impoverishes our nation, which has become an icon of meritocracy and equality.’

‘Just think of what might have been lost if their employers chose not to interview Mr Tan just because he was 61 when he applied for the job, or Madam Sarasvathy because she had several young children.’ (story)

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One Response to “Workplace discrimination growing problem”

  1. […] be afraid to ask for help. If you’re not progressing at work and fell that it might be due to discrimination, ask for help and […]

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