Unfair rules for girl who got engaged

My Thai fiancée recently went to apply for a job as a spa therapist with one of the international spa chains that operates out of a five-star hotel in Cherng Talay.

She had to spend a lot of time preparing, then had to drive a motorcycle 20km through the pouring rain to get there. She was not selected, and as she felt she had been the best in her interview group, she asked why she was not chosen.

She was told that it was because she was engaged to be married. This could cause trouble “in the future”, they told her.

If this is the case,...

  • Asked on Friday, November 5, 2004 | 06:12 PM
    Heartbroken, Samkong.

We can protect people from unfair treatment from the time they start work until they quit. In this case, however, we cannot help because the spa company has its rule for selecting employees and has the right to apply them.

You may contact the Labour Protection and Welfare Office at Tel: 076-220760.

  • Answered on Friday, November 5, 2004 | 06:12 PM
    Rungsan Imsomphot, of the Phuket Office of Labour Protection and Welfare.

There is no law to support such a case. The spa company can reject her for the reason it gave, and she cannot bring a case against the company because it has done her no harm.

  • Answered on Friday, November 5, 2004 | 06:12 PM
    Yothin Jantarochai, a lawyer with the Phuket Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.
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