Can company file complaint to MoM to get me blacklisted?

Hi everyone,

I have signed offer letter with A company and they have started EP application for me. Two weeks later, the application was approved and I have received a IPA letter. (I have yet to perform body checkup and EP card is not issued yet). I have not started working with them yet too.

But then few days later, I received another offer from B company and this is actually my preferred choice considering the company background, job opportunity and remuneration. Then, I called A company and spoke nicely to try to reject the offer and trying to get them withdrawing the EP application. But the A company was actually angry and they claimed that they will file complaint to MoM.

So, I would like to ask that will the success rate of second EP application submitted by B company be affected?

Will I get blacklisted by MoM based on complaint from A company?

Can A company actually file official complaint to MoM to try to get me blacklisted?

Does A company has to withdraw the EP application first before B company can start another?

What if the A company does not want to withdraw and what can the B company and me do?

Appreciate if everyone has ever encountered this or has answer to my question?

Did you read our old threads? All these questions are discussed and answered multiple times.

Yes, they can complain about you at MoM.

Yes, it will affect your EP approval process. MoM doesn’t like job hoppers. MoM won’t blacklist you but the complain will be in their record which will affect in future cases.

IPA is already issued means at MoM record you are going to work for company A.

Does Company B knows that you are ditching company A before even you join and your IPA is already approved? Did you tell them? What’s the guarantee that you will stick company B, if company C will give better offer with remuneration?

If company A won’t withdraw, then you may approach MoM to withdraw your pass but again MoM will know the real cause (complaint company A must put their case in front of MoM).

Only way is negotiate with Company A and convincing them not to file a complain at MoM which may have severe implications for your future pass approvals.

I would suggest, in future don’t get into this kind of situation in Singapore where you will be at receiving end. Good luck

You have sihned (or agreed on) an employment contract with comapny A, which you do not want to fulfill now. In order to do that, you'll have to follow the rules (and notice period) for termination, which are stated in the contract.
If you do that, the company cannot complain to MoM and the only negative impact will be the job-hopper issue, which Surya already mentioned above.
If you followed proper procedure and the company still refuses to withdraw the EP application, you should contact MoM and complain about them. Company B cannot apply for your EP before the first EP is either withdrawn or issued.

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