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Little Cat
18/03/2008 16:30:06
Re: Company policy that couple can not work together, is it against Labour Law

I applied for a position in my husband's company, that position is permanent employee, but HR said to me that they have a policy that "Couple can not work for same company".
They can not recruit me as permanent employee, but can offer me as contract employee.
Is this against Local Labour Law?
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KL Siew
18/03/2008 16:57:35
It is not unusual for companies to have such policy for not wanting close members of the family working in the same company. This can cause problems like favouratism, and so on. I think you should be quite lucky when they agree to take you in as a contract employee. Such policy is not against the labour law.
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Little Cat
18/03/2008 17:23:38
As I know, there are few couple working at that company, they are all permanent employees.
They understood my situation while I sent my resume, but they did not say anything until HR decided to recruit me.
In my case, if this company recruit another person, they will offer permanent job, but to me, they only offer me contract job.
Is this a kind of unfair?
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KL Siew
18/03/2008 21:20:13
It is their rights to hire and I don't think we have the right to question them even if it appears to be unfair though.
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