Maldives: Illegal transfers of expat jobs to be penalized

Published:  27 Mar at 11 AM
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On Thursday, the Immigration Department in the Maldives said that expats who came to the country for specific jobs, which were then being illegally transferred for other work, would be penalized. This would also include terminating the permits of employers to bring in expats in the future.

A statement released by the Immigration Department said that issues arose when expats were moved illegally to work in other posts and they had been receiving numerous complaints regarding the problem. Such problems included employers not taking responsibility for their expat workers in urgent situations and not providing medical attention.

The department in the Maldives warned that if expatriates workers were not receiving the correct medical attention, it could lead to a spread of various diseases to the local community and that it was irresponsible for employers to neglect the needs of their expatriate employees.

Set rules needed to be followed if expats are brought into the country and then moved over to other jobs. Expatriate medical needs should be met as per set out in agreements of employment.

Complaints were currently being investigated and that any parties found guilty would be penalised.
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