Just cause, and not just because
19 Feb 2021
The recent Singapore High Court decision of Wong Sung Boon v Fuji Xerox Singapore Pte Ltd & anor  SGHC 24 is exceptional, in that it involved an employee successfully proving that he had been wrongfully dismissed.
This judgment underscores the need for companies to carry out robust investigations and to carefully consider the quantity and quality of evidence available to them before summarily dismissing an employee. As was the case here, any failure to do so may have serious ramifications on that company’s ability to discharge its legal burden of proving that the summary dismissal was justified.
Directors Wendell Wong and Jared Chen, Senior Associate Andrew Chua and Associate Chua Shu Ying acted for the successful plaintiff in this suit.
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