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.
Respond to an employment claim
Understand the possible ways you can respond to the claim
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.
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.
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.
Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
Hotline: 6438 5122
Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM)
(For Singaporeans and PRs)
Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC)
National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)
Paya Lebar Square (Lobby 2)