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Written Answer by Minister for Manpower to PQ on Annual Breakdown of Discrimination Complaints by Category

NOTICE PAPER NO. 682 OF 2021 FOR A SITTING ON OR AFTER 14 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

QUESTION NO. 1110 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

 

MP: Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan

 

To ask the Minister for Manpower from 2014 to 2021, what is the annual breakdown of discrimination complaints for the different categories of discrimination.

 

Answer:
 

  1. Between 2014 and the first half of 2021, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) received an average of 379 workplace discrimination complaints each year. The annual average number of complaints by types of discrimination is provided in Table 1.

Table 1: Annual Average Number of Complaints by Type of Discrimination

 

Type of Discrimination

Annual Average

(2014 – 1H 2021)

Nationality

233

Age

69

Gender

49

Race/ Language

39

Religion

7

Marital Status and Family Responsibilities

13

Disability

2

Others (e.g. medical condition, bankruptcy)

33

Total number of complaints received1

379



[1] The number of complaints under each type of discrimination will not add up to the total number of complaints received as one complaint may involve multiple types of discrimination. For example, a complaint involving discrimination due to age and religion will be tracked as two complaints in the breakdown by types of discrimination.