What is the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (Tafep)?
Tafep, the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices, plays a key role in preventing workplace discrimination in Singapore. It does this by promoting equal employment opportunities and providing guidance on fair and progressive employment practices to employers and employees.
Tafep provides guidance on various aspects of employment, such as recruitment, selection, promotion, and termination of employment. It also provides recommendations on addressing workplace harassment and discrimination based on factors such as race, religion, gender, age, and disability.
In addition, Tafep works with employers to create inclusive workplaces and conducts outreach and educational programs to raise awareness of fair employment practices. It also provides support to employees who have experienced workplace discrimination by helping them understand their rights and assisting them in resolving the issue.
If the Tafep guidelines are enshrined into law (as mentioned by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at his National Day Rally in 2021), it would give legal backing to the principles and recommendations put forward by the organization, making it easier for employees to seek recourse if they experience discrimination in the workplace. This, in turn, could help to create a fairer and more inclusive work environment in Singapore.