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.


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

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

Our Services FOR

  • 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


disputes relating to Employment Contracts

At RBN Chambers, our employment lawyers are experienced in providing expert advice and representing you in all types of employment-related disputes in Singapore 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 injunction 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 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


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 pressured 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.


Ms Joanne Lee

Ramesh and his team were helpful, empathetic and caring when handling my divorce matter.

Mr Albert Andrew

‘Ramesh and his team were aggressive, relentless but conspicuously fair in their conduct of my matter in the Singapore Court… I was impressed.’

Mr Srikant

‘Their multi-disciplinary expertise was the cutting edge in their representation of us in an accounting related dispute that we were embroiled in.’

Mr Feen and Feen Group of Companies

‘From a lost cause to a fighting chance before the Singapore Court of Appeal – this is what Ramesh and his team gave me and my group of companies in a dispute where the valuation of an expert was challenged.’

Mr Salim and Ms Noraini

Mr Ramesh and his team are professional, efficient and knowledgeable. Their unrelenting attitude in coming up with a solution for my case is highly commendable. Coupled with their prompt and consistent updates, I am very pleased to have engaged them to act for me.

Mr Ted Aravinthan

With the attention to detail and the professionalism that the team expounded, I was confident to engage them to take on my case. In every step of the way, the team was patient and prompt in updating me on my matter, as well as in addressing my queries.

Mr Chong, Bioline

Mr Ramesh Bharani and the team gave me valuable advice and was thorough and diligent in analysing every aspect of my case. With attention to detail and shrewd advocacy skills, they raised arguments that helped advance my position.

Our Employment Lawyers
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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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