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Appeal against wrongful dismissal

If you feel you have been wrongfully dismissed by your employer, you may appeal to the Minister for Manpower to be reinstated in your former job.

What is a dismissal

Dismissal means that your employer has terminated your contract of service. It may be with or without notice, and on grounds of misconduct or not.

For more info, read the FAQs on wrongful dismissal.

When to appeal

If you feel that your dismissal is unfair, you may submit a written appeal to be reinstated to the Minister for Manpower. The appeal must be received by MOM within one month from the last day of employment.

If the Minister is satisfied that you were unfairly dismissed, he may order your employer to do one of the following:

  • Reinstate you in your former job.
  • Pay you a sum of money as compensation.
For managers and executives earning not more than $4,500 a month: If you are dismissed with the necessary notice or salary-in-lieu, you can only appeal if you have served your employer for at least 12 months.

Submitting an appeal

To submit an appeal:

  1. Download and complete the appeal form.
  2. After completing the form, you can either:
    • Email it to
    • Post it to:
      Minister for Manpower
      Ministry of Manpower
      1500 Bendemeer Road
      Singapore 339946
Last Updated: 19 November 2018