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New EP application rejected

Post by gs14 » Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:12 pm

Hi

I have just been informed by my new employer that my EP application has been rejected. They will not be appealing the decision and hence, won’t go forward with my employment.

What are my options right now in order to secure a job?

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Re: New EP application rejected

Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:44 pm

gs14 wrote:
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:12 pm
Hi

I have just been informed by my new employer that my EP application has been rejected. They will not be appealing the decision and hence, won’t go forward with my employment.

What are my options right now in order to secure a job?
The new employer will have some clue on why it was rejected. Whether it is based on something related to the company or related to your profile.

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Re: New EP application rejected

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Mar 2020 1:57 pm

My personal beliefs are that while it was rejected by MOM, regardless of the reason, your employer is realizing under the current economic situation it not in their best interest to increase their employment numbers and are, in fact, now trying to figure out how to most easily reduce their manpower numbers to ride out the storm.

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Re: New EP application rejected

Post by gs14 » Tue, 31 Mar 2020 4:34 am

@singaporeflyer: I have requested the employer to share the reason cited in rejection advisory. However, they have not responded to my email.

@sundaymorningstaple: I think so too. However, as per their advice, I have already quit my previous job.

Do you think I can appeal to MoM under “unfair dismissal”

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Re: New EP application rejected

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:17 am

gs14 wrote:
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 4:34 am
@singaporeflyer: I have requested the employer to share the reason cited in rejection advisory. However, they have not responded to my email.

@sundaymorningstaple: I think so too. However, as per their advice, I have already quit my previous job.

Do you think I can appeal to MoM under “unfair dismissal”
You cant appeal to MOM. It is a grave mistake to quit your current job before the new EP is approved.This has been told in the forum for years. Sorry to say this.

Your new employer to be may ask you to resign as this will help you join them on a shorter waiting time. But this is a big big risk and it has back fired many times.

Talk nicely to your current employer and see if you can stay on with them.

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Re: New EP application rejected

Post by jamie9vardy » Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:53 am

So who unfairly dismissed you from your employment? Did your current employer dismiss you? How can a potential employer dismiss you?

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Re: New EP application rejected

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 31 Mar 2020 3:16 pm

You don't have a job to be able to claim unfair dismissal. You are not employed until your pass is granted & issued. No employment contract for foreigners is valid until the pass is issued (signed or not).

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Re: New EP application rejected

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 31 Mar 2020 4:53 pm

I remember earlier in my job offer, it used to be clearly mentioned that this offer is valid only if the EP is approved. I think most of the employers will do the same. OP, did you read the offer letter?

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