World@Work 14 Nov 2016

Standard of care when providing employee references in Singapore

Employers are often asked to provide references for current and former employees. Providing references can present risks, particularly if the employee is joining a competitor or is otherwise departing on acrimonious terms. In Ramesh s/o Krishnan v AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd [2016] SGCA 47, Singapore’s Court of Appeal considered the standard of care required of employers when issuing employee references. 

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