I have been retrenched. Who should I approach?

Last updated 03 Aug 2021

Employers must notify Ministry of Manpower of retrenchments within 5 working days after they notify their employees.

If you were asked to leave employment without any prior notice, your employer has to compensate you with salary in-lieu of notice. You can file a claim with the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) within 6 months from your last day of employment. If your employment contract provides for retrenchment benefits, you can also file a claim for the benefits online.

Workforce Singapore (WSG), U PME Centre and Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) provide retrenched workers with information on employment facilitation services and placement programmes. In cases of large retrenchments, they will reach out to retrenching employers to offer on-site assistance. For further assistance, you may visit their career centres.

Agency Phone

Workforce Singapore (WSG)

WSG's Career Services

6883 5885

U PME Centre

6213 8008 

Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)

6474 0606 

Employers find out how they can conduct a retrenchment responsibly at responsible retrenchment practices.


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