Employers can be debarred from hiring maids if they commit certain offences, such as:
- Abusing a maid.
- Exploit or ill-treat a maid, for example not paying her salary or not giving her enough food and rest.
- Instruct a maid to perform tasks that may danger her safety and health.
- Illegal employing or deploying a maid.
When an employer is debarred
If an employer is under investigation for offences, MOM will take this into consideration when they apply for or renew a Work Permit for a maid.
Employers who are debarred will not be allowed to apply for a maid or renew an existing Work Permit.
The period of debarment depends on the severity of the offences committed.