Employers subject to penalties for firing pregnant foreign workers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/26
By: Yu Hsiao-han and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) It is illegal in Taiwan for employers to sack foreign workers who

(CNA file photo)

are pregnant, have given birth, or are raising children during their service, with violators subject to penalties, including a fine of up to NT$1.5 million (US$49,900), the Ministry of Labor (MOL) reiterated Wednesday.

Such employers’ permits to hire foreign workers will be revoked and they will be banned from employing foreign workers, the MOL said in a report to the legislative Environmental Hygiene Committee.

The committee invited MOL officials for discussions that day on the impact of foreign workers who give birth in Taiwan on the country’s population policy.

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