SINGAPORE — A recruitment agency and one of its staff members have been slapped with 243 charges in total for “insensitive advertising of foreign domestic workers (FDWs)” on the online marketplace, Carousell.
The advertisements were placed between Sept 1 and Sept 17 and in “a manner akin to a commodity”.
In a press release on Thursday (Oct 4), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said that SRC Recruitment and one of its Employment Agency (EA) personnel, Mdm Erleena Mohd Ali, had cast the FDWs in “an undignified light”.
Mdm Erleena, 41, was the one responsible for uploading the advertisements online, said MOM.
Both she and SRC face 49 charges each for insensitive advertising of FDWs. In addition, they each face another 50 counts of failing to ensure that SRC’s name and licence number are reflected in the advertisements.
SRC Recruitment also faces another four charges for incomplete authorisation forms for work pass transactions, four charges for not administering FDW safety agreements and 37 charges for failing to issue itemised receipts to the FDWs.
If found guilty, they may be fined up to $5,000, or jailed up to six months or both, said MOM.