26 Nov '11, 4am

Judge: Bosses who ill-treat foreign workers will go to jail

Judge: Bosses who ill-treat foreign workers will go to jail

Lee Chiang Theng had appealed for his four-week jail sentence over unpaid wages to his foreign workers to be reduced to a fine but the appeal judge rejected his plea. -- ST FILE PHOTO By K. C. Vijayan Employers who fail to pay unskilled foreign workers or house them in adequate conditions can expect to be jailed, an appeal judge warned on Friday. Judge of Appeal V. K. Rajah did not mince his words when he explained why he dismissed an employer's appeal to have his jail sentence reduced to a fine. 'Employers who persistently fail to discharge their legal responsibilities towards foreign workers will ordinarily have custodial sentences imposed on them,' he said. Background story RIGHTS MUST BE RESPECTED 'Some employers view the recruitment of unskilled workers as a purely commercial enterprise bereft of any serious responsibilities for these workers' well-being.This is altog...

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