Note: You can file a claim with your Singpass if you have your employment claim’s details. You will be notified of the next step via your preferred mode of communication. If you have filed a claim with TADM, you can log into your dashboard via eServices to view your claim status.

You may also use "Ask TADM" chatbot advisory service to get immediate answers, preliminary assessment and file your claim. The chatbot may direct you to make an appointment to speak to us if it cannot address your queries. We recommend Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Mozilla Firefox on desktop or laptop for best experience.

Do take note of the time limit(s) to file your claim(s). You may visit the Ministry of Manpower if you have general queries on the Employment Act.

What is the difference between termination and retrenchment?

Last updated 14 Aug 2023

Either you or your employer can terminate a contract of service by following the terms and conditions for termination as stated in your contract of service. The party who decides to terminate without notice will have to pay compensation in lieu of notice.

Under the Tripartite Guidelines on Mandatory Retrenchment Notifications, retrenchment is the termination of employees due to redundancy or reorganisation of the employer’s profession, business, trade, or work. This includes situations where companies undergo liquidation, receivership, or judicial management. Read more on responsible retrenchment

As with any termination of contract, including a retrenchment exercise, notice must be served or paid in-lieu. The notice period will depend on the employment terms in your employment contract. In absence of such terms, the notice period stated in the Employment Act applies.

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