Part 2 : Mitigating the risk of “wrongful” dismissal complaints

Date 03 Jul 2019, Wed
Time 09:00am to 12:30pm
Venue Meeting Room 7 & 8, Level 13, SNEF@PLS(60 Paya Lebar Road, #13-45 Paya Lebar Square, Lobby 2, Singapore 409051)
Fee Member - $214.00, Non-Member - $321.00,Full Fee (incl. 7% GST)
Status Complete

Programme Introduction

Course Objective
This half-day workshop is about the practical do’s and don’ts by employers to mitigate the risk of ex-employee complaints of “wrongful” dismissal. Since 1st April 2019, the description “wrongful” has replaced the hitherto “unfair” dismissal in Ministry of Manpower’s website. What has become of the legal text “without just cause or excuse” and “without sufficient cause”, you may wonder?

Navigating this minefield of dismissal complaints requires up-to-date understanding and application of the 1st April 2019 amended Employment Claims Act, amended Industrial Relations Act, and new tripartite guidelines on dismissals.

For most employees and in most circumstances, dismissal complaints from 1st April 2019 come under the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) for mediation, and the Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT) for adjudication. For some employees and in some circumstances, dismissal complaints still come under the Ministry of Manpower’s jurisdiction.

Learn ahead practical measures in exiting employees, and defending the employer’s case at TADM, ECT and MOM (as appropriate).

Target Audience
HR & Line managers & executives who decide on and/or manage employee exits.

Mix of lectures, discussions and sharing of practical examples.

Ms Ang Poh Inn is Director, Industrial and Workplace Relations Division, SNEF.

Programme details

* What’s the difference: termination vs. dismissal
* What about: wrongful, without just cause or excuse, vs. without sufficient cause
* What’s discrimination vs. deprivation
* What’s the difference: redundancy vs. retrenchment
* Who has the burden to prove
* What are the time and claim limits
* How much is the employer’s liability
* Do’s & Don’ts at the TADM and ECT
* Do’s & Don’ts at the MOM
* Practical measures to mitigate the employer’s risks

Administrative Details

Please click here for the event registration.

If you are arriving by MRT, please alight at Paya Lebar MRT station (East-West line) and proceed to Paya Lebar Square (PLS) Office Lobby 2 (facing the SingPost Centre).

If you are driving, please park at PLS car park and take the retail lift to level one of the shopping mall, and proceed to PLS Office Lobby 2.

Please bring along this letter as proof of purpose of visit, and you would need to exchange for an access card to the SNEF office.