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When an FDW employer can be debarred

Employers can be debarred from hiring foreign domestic workers (FDWs) if they commit certain offences.

MOM may debar employers for infringing employment rules and regulations under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.

The infringements include the following:

When an employer is debarred

If an employer is under investigation for offences, we will take this into consideration when they apply for or renew a Work Permit for an FDW.

Employers who are debarred will not be allowed to apply for a new Work Permit for an FDW or renew an existing Work Permit.

The period of debarment depends on the severity of the offences committed.