Singapore Court of Appeal Clarifies Employers’ Duties in Exercising Contractually Agreed Decision-making Powers vis-à-vis Employees and Extent of Review by Courts

02 Jun 2020 CaseWatch

The Singapore Court of Appeal comprising a five-member coram has, in a landmark decision, clarified the law on the duties owed by employers when exercising contractually agreed decision-making powers vis-à-vis employees, and the extent to which a court may review the exercise of those powers, as well as the law on penalties: Leiman, Ricardo and anor v Noble Resources Ltd and anor [2020] SGCA 52.

Andre Maniam SC (prior to his appointment to the High Court bench on 4 May 2020), Joel Quek and Jeremy Tan acted for the successful appellants.

This update takes a look at the Court of Appeal’s decision.

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