Illegal recruitment office shut down in Oman
December 8, 2019 | 4:40 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: The Sohar Court of First Instance has shut down an illegal labour recruitment office in North Al Batinah governorate after repeated complaints against them.

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) said it closed the office that provided labour recruitment, due to repeated complaints against the office for not being committed to transparency, credibility and consumer rights rules. The court also fined the agency OMR 5,300 for engaging in recruitment activities without obtaining a proper licence.

PACP also found that the office to recruit foreign workers was run without having proper documents or licence. “Through investigations, we found that the agency ran its activity by taking full amount from the applicants before providing the service.”

“Workers were handed over to a new sponsor without returning the money taken from the previous sponsor and without proper documentations,” PACP added.

PACP also called on commercial establishments to adhere to transparency and credibility when dealing with consumers in order to avoid the filing of legal violations and their consequences.

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