Do take note of the time limit(s) to file your claim(s). If you have general queries on the Employment Act, please contact the Ministry of Manpower.
(For employees) File a claim for mediation
If you are a non-union employee, you may use this service to file a claim for mediation. Learn more through this video. If you are a union employee, you should contact your union to help you file your claim.
Things to note
File a salary in lieu of notice claim if you do not dispute your dismissal
If you have not been paid salary in lieu of notice (e.g. notice pay) and you do not dispute the grounds of your dismissal, you can file a salary-related claim. Examples of salary-related claims include salary, notice pay, overtime pay, contractual bonuses/commission, maternity leave benefits due to retrenchment or wrongful dismissal during pregnancy.
Retrenchment benefits is not compulsory under the Employment Act and cannot be heard at the Employment Claims Tribunal, unless it is provided for in your employment contract or collective agreement.
If you are seeking ONLY retrenchment benefit (i.e. you do not have any outstanding salary claims), and the retrenchment benefit is not stated in your employment contract, please email to email@example.com with key details (e.g. your contact details, company name, amount of retrenchment benefits received) to have your case assessed.
File a wrongful dismissal claim if you dispute your dismissal
Wrongful dismissal happens when an employee was dismissed without just or sufficient cause for reasons (e.g. discrimination, deprivation of benefit, or to punish employee for exercising an employment right). It also includes situations where an employee had resigned involuntarily.
Termination due to misconduct, poor performance and redundancy are not deemed to be wrongful if contractual notice was served or paid in-lieu. If you dispute the reasons for your dismissal, you are required to substantiate your wrongful dismissal claim with documentary evidence (e.g. a termination letter or emails).
If you have been wrongfully dismissed and your employer owes you salary (e.g. salary in lieu of notice, overtime wages), you will need to file your wrongful dismissal claim and salary-related claim separately. You must log out from Singpass after filing your wrongful dismissal claim and log back in again to file your salary-related claim.
If you have been dismissed due to age or denied re-employment, please submit an appeal to Ministry of Manpower.
If your company is under bankruptcy, judicial management or liquidation
You cannot file the claim with us. You should file your claim directly with the Insolvency Office or the appointed judicial manager or liquidator.
|Who can file||
All employees, except seafarers, domestic workers, statutory board employees and civil servants.
|How much you can file||
If you are filing for both salary-related and wrongful dismissal claims, you may file claims worth up to $40,000 (non-union members) or $60,000 (union members).
Claim limits apply when entering into a settlement agreement after mediation, or lodging a claim at the Employment Claims Tribunals.
|What claims are eligible||
If you are a manager or executive who has been dismissed with notice or salary in-lieu of notice according to your terms of employment, or have resigned involuntarily, you must have served your employer for at least 6 months to submit a claim for wrongful dismissal. If you have been dismissed while pregnant, you must have served your employer for at least 3 months.
|When to file||
|What you will need||
You need the following to file a claim:
Essential supporting documents to upload:
You are required to support your claims with written documents. As such, you should upload the relevant documents to support your claims.
The non-refundable registration fees are:
For example, if you are filing 2 claims and your salary-related claim amount is $12,000 while your wrongful dismissal claim amount is $3,000, the respective registration fees will be $20 and $10.
You can pay by:
Payment must be made within 3 days from the date you filed your claim for it to be deemed successful.
|How long it takes to file a claim||You should be able to complete the process within 20 minutes if you have prepared your documents beforehand.|
|What happens after||Within 3 working days of payment, you will receive an email from TADM on the next steps of the dispute resolution process.|