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Webinar - Navigating the Singapore Employment Landscape: Wrongly Dismissal Claims

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Language: English

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Besides exercising caution when undertaking terminations, what else can companies do to safeguard themselves?


With most private sector employees now being covered by the Employment Act and an increase in the number of retrenchments due to COVID-19, there has been a rise in the number of wrongful dismissal claims being filed in Singapore. Besides exercising caution when undertaking terminations, what else can companies do to safeguard themselves and minimise the risk of a wrongful dismissal claim being brought by a disgruntled employee? 

Topics which we will discuss during this session include: 

  • What constitutes a wrongful dismissal claim?
  • How should we manage an exiting employee who asks for reasons for the termination, given that providing reasons would shift the burden of proof to the employer to show that the reasons provided are true in the event of a wrongful dismissal claim? 
  • Potential liability at the Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT) and the ECT process
  • Our insights and experiences on wrongful dismissal claims


About the speakers

Celeste Ang, Principal, Baker & McKenzie

Celeste Ang’s practice encompasses corporate litigation and arbitration, both domestic and cross-border. She has a specialist focus on a wide range of employment and employment-related issues, specialising on contentious or potentially contentious issues including termination of employment, dismissal, retrenchment, breach of fiduciary duties and enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. Celeste is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific and named a Leading Practitioner in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the area of employment.

Ng Zhao Yang, Local Principal, Baker & McKenzie

Zhao Yang specialises in employment law and immigration issues in Singapore. He is experienced in assisting clients through the life cycle of employment from both the legal and the commercial perspectives. Further, he also advises clients with respect to the various immigration issues relating to their foreign workforce. He has been recognised by Chambers & Partners as the only Associate to Watch for the Singapore Employment section since 2017. He has also achieved Rising Star status in the "Singapore - Labour and employment - Local firms" category for the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Clarence Ding, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie

Clarence has a particular emphasis on contentious employment and immigration issues. He regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues ranging from cross-border restructurings and retrenchments to employee misconduct, disciplinary hearings and terminations. Besides defending companies in wrongful termination claims, Clarence also regularly acts for clients in prosecuting breaches of post-termination restrictions, including restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. Clarence is recognised by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 as a “Rising Star” for Labour and Employment in Singapore.


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