29 Feb '12, 2am

Rise in number of complaints by pregnant workers; MOM saw 110 cases last year

Rise in number of complaints by pregnant workers; MOM saw 110 cases last year

Last year, the Manpower Ministry received 110 pregnancy and maternity-related complaints, up from 84 in 2010. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM By Toh Yong Chuan When a sales manager got pregnant with her second child last May, she told her boss about it immediately. 'It was the logical thing to do, but it turned out to be a bad decision,' said Mrs Yu, 30, who did not want her full name revealed. A month later, the company, which provides translation services, told her to go and paid her one month's salary in lieu of notice. Background story MANPOWER CONSTRAINTS 'Most SMEs are short of manpower and the employees perform multiple tasks. It can be a big disruption if a staff member goes away for a few months.' Mr Chan Chong Beng, president of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Background story THE PROPER THING TO DO 'Make arrangements early to cover her duties and give...

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