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Fair Employment Practices


Singapore is a meritocratic society. It also has a diverse workforce in terms of ethnicity, religion, age, and gender. Implementing fair and merit-based employment practices is the right thing to do.

What it is

This means recruiting based on merit and being sensitive to your employee’s welfare. Do not use factors such as age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability to decide whether or not to hire a person.

Not sure how to put in place these fair employment practices? The five principles of Fair Employment Practices outlined in the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices can serve as a guide.
Here are The 5 principles of Fair Employment Practices:
a. Recruit and select on the basis of merit (such as skills, experience or ability to perform the job) regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.
b. Treat your employees fairly and with respect and put in place progressive human resource management systems.
c. Provide employees with equal opportunities to be considered for training and development based on their strengths and needs, to help them achieve their full potential.
d. Reward your employees fairly based on their ability, performance, contribution and experience.
e. Comply with the labour laws and abide by the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices.
Why is it important?
When you choose to follow fair employment practices, you support the growth of a fair and inclusive workplace that helps your employees to perform to their full potential.
Learn how other companies have benefitted from adopting Fair Employment Practices. Check out these case studies.
Start today! Adopt Fair Employment Practices in your workplace and see great results.