Mediators help settle work disputes

Mr Christophe Leyoanc and seven former colleagues approached the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management for help regarding salaries unpaid by their former employer, an international market research firm. It took more than six months but Mr Leyoan
Mr Christophe Leyoanc and seven former colleagues approached the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management for help regarding salaries unpaid by their former employer, an international market research firm. It took more than six months but Mr Leyoanc eventually received close to two months’ salary. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Senior mediator Elvina Tan has handled over 1,000 workplace dispute cases, mostly related to dismissals.

A case she remembers vividly involved a shipping firm employee who was asked to leave after six years due to poor work behaviour.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2019, with the headline 'Mediators help settle work disputes'. Print Edition | Subscribe