Receiving a Notice of Case Management Conference

If you have received a Notice of Case Management Conference (CMC), it means that a party (the claimant) has filed an employment claim against you.

You are the respondent.

Respond to an employment claim step-by-step

This is the process of responding to an employment claim.

Refer to File an employment claim instead if you wish to file an employment claim.

Lawyers are not allowed to represent parties for Employment ClaimsTribunals (ECT) matters.
When receiving a claim

Respond to an employment claim

Understand the possible ways you can respond to the claim

Resolving the dispute

Resolve the dispute online

You may choose to resolve the dispute with the claimant by online negotiation or mediation on the Community Justice and Tribunals System (CJTS). If both parties manage to reach an agreement, you do not need to attend court.

Attend court

If the dispute is not resolved, both you and the claimant must attend a CMC. At a CMC, the registrar will manage the case and give the parties an opportunity to resolve their dispute.

If the matter cannot be settled at the CMC, the case may be fixed for a hearing before a tribunal magistrate.

After an ECT order is made

File an application, if needed

You may file an appeal against an employment claims order in some cases, or set aside an order made in your absence if you missed a court session. If the ECT makes an order in your favour but the other party does not comply, you may apply to enforce it.



Refer to Guide to Employment Claims (PDF, 226 KB) .
If you require assistance, you may approach or enquire with these organisations:


Contact information

Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

Hotline: 6438 5122

Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM)

(For Singaporeans and PRs)
Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability
#03-03, 80 Jurong East Street 21
Singapore 609607

(For work pass holders)
MOM Services Centre
Hall A Level 3, 1500 Bendemeer Road
Singapore 339946

Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC)

MWC Serangoon
579 Serangoon Road
Singapore 218193

MWC Geylang
#01-06 Atrix Building
82 Geylang Lorong 23
Singapore 388409

Hotline: 6536 2692


National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

NTUC Centre
#B1-03, 1 Marina Boulevard
Singapore 018989

Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)

Paya Lebar Square (Lobby 2)
#13-45, 60 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409051

Hotline: 6290 7633


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