EMPLOYMENT LAW 

FINDING THE BEST EMPLOYMENT LAWYER FOR YOUR DISPUTES

Employment-related disputes may arise during organizational restructuring, merger or downsizing exercises, wrongful termination and summary dismissal matters, post termination issues involving restraint of trade, remunueration matters and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Regardless of the industry you are working in, you can rely on our experienced employment lawyers to deal with any aspect of your employment issues in all types of dispute resolution methods.

OUR NOTABLE EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES

Successfully defended a US multi-national corporation in Singapore against its former employee in an action for unfair dismissal and breach of the implied terms of the employment contract.

Successfully represented a US company based in Singapore in an action against its former employee for breach of employment contract – trade restraint clause, non-solicitation clause and confidentiality clause.

Defended a Singapore company in an action by its former employee for claims of redundancy benefits and privileges.

Our Services FOR
EMPLOYMENT LAW

  • Breaches of employment contract
  • Disputes relating to Work Injury Compensation Act
  • Enforcement of non-compete, confidentiality, trade secret and non-solicitation clauses
  • Discrimination at the workplace
  • Harassment at the workplace
  • Any other disputes related to the Singapore Employment Act
  • Salary Disputes
  • Breaches of restraint clauses
  • Unfair Dismissal & Wrongful Termination

HOW CAN WE HELP BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS IN EMPLOYMENT-RELATED DISPUTES?

disputes relating to Employment Contracts

In RBN Chambers, our employment lawyers are experienced to provide expert advice and represent you in all types of employment-related disputes including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, whistle-blowing, and pursuing injunctive proceedings.

Disputes relating to Non-disclosure, confidentiality & non-compete clauses

In order to protect information that is integral and invaluable to the company, an employment contract can include non-disclosure, confidentiality and non-compete clauses to prevent any employee from leaking any privileged knowledge of clients, technology or strategic information. In the event of a breach of such clauses by the employee, the company could engage an employment lawyer to enforce legal action such as applying for an injuction to stop further breaches and/ or to claim damages from the employee.

Disputes due to Organisation restructuring, merger & downsizing

Strategic decision to restructure, merge or downsize may inevitably lead to retrenchment due to skill or job mismatch and redundancy. The sudden loss of income for the retrenched staff could compel them to raise many claims of unfair dismissal against the company.

UNFAIR DISMISSAL

Unfair dismissal is the dismissal of an employee without just or sufficient cause, as well as failure by employers to follow fair dismissal procedures. Some examples of unfair dimissal can be:

  • Discriminatory reasons based on race, gender or age
  • Deprivation of employment benefits such as maternity and retirement benefits
  • Being punished for exercising your rights as an employee, such as being dismissed for reporting unsafe environment to the authorities

WORK INJURY COMPENSATION

If an employee suffers an injury as a result of the employment, he/she may be eligible for a claim under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA). Engaging an employment lawyer can resolve the disputes relating to the rightful compensation that is subject to the injury sustained, the degree of permanent incapacity and salary. The claim can also include payment for medical expenses incurred (including expenses for future care) as well as compensation for death.

workplace Harassment and Discrimination

Harassment and discrimination can happen at the workplace. Harassment can take on many forms, from sexual advances and derogatory jokes based on ethnicity or age, to threats and outright physical violence. If the harasser has the authority to make decisions, harassment can also come in the form of being pressurised to accept unfair clauses, failing to promote when due, or conducting any unwarranted reassignment of tasks. When faced with such negative workplace treatment or accusations related to harassment, you don't have to fight your battle alone. Our employment lawyers can help to protect your rights and figure out the best course of action you should take.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Kenny Teo

I have consulted Ramesh a few times with regard to my business disputes and I am glad he is able to explain all the various legal issues in a simple manner that I can understand. I have engaged other lawyers before and it can be frustrating if they keep telling you jargons that you have no idea about. If you need a professional lawyer to give you the best legal advice with clarity, I highly recommend you to look for Ramesh.

Jonatus Tan

Chanced upon RBN Chambers after searching in Google to look for a reliable and knowledgeable lawyer to advise me with regard to a working partnership that turns sour. Ramesh and his team were very patient to provide the different courses of action. Because of their professionalism and the assurance they gave me during the whole process, I have a peace of mind to continue with the business while leaving them to deal with the legal problems efficiently. Big Thumbs Up!

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Ramesh Bharani Nagaratnam

Ramesh is the managing director of RBN Chambers. He is an experienced litigation & arbitration lawyer, as well as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in Singapore. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the law and accountancy disciplines. SEE PROFILE

Eunice Ong

Eunice is part of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Leeds and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore in 2019. SEE PROFILE

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