EMPLOYMENT RELATED DISPUTES

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WHAT ARE EMPLOYMENT RELATED DISPUTES?


This refers to any disagreement between you and your employer regarding the terms of your contracts, salary or your rights under the employment act. A complaint could be made to the Ministry of Manpower with a fee of $3. If the employer refuses to give in to the complaint, this matter might escalate and the case might have to be brought before the Labour Court to settle this issue.

CONDITIONS FOR FILING A EMPLOYMENT RELATED COMPLAINT


The following conditions have to be met in order for any action to be taken:

  • Complaint must be filed within 1 year of the incident the complaint is about
  • Complaint must be filed within 6 months if it is regarding the termination of contract
  • Singapore is the most appropriate forum to commence the proceedings
  • Sufficient funds to carry out court proceedings
  • Cost effectiveness of commencing a lawsuit

KNOWING YOUR BASIC RIGHTS


You are entitled to basic employee rights when you are employed in Singapore. This is enforced under the Employment Act. Click on the link below to know your rights as an employee regarding salary, working hours, CPF contributions, number of leave, number of sick-leave, and much more.
http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/forPublic/YoutheLaw/Employment.aspx

THE PROCEDURE


Below is a rough outline showing the steps needed for lodging a claim or a complaint against an employer. All hearings and proceedings will be conducted in the Labour Court. The person who submitted the complaint is referred to as the Claimant and the other person is the Respondent.




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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