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08 Jun 2023

Internal disciplinary processes: A basic guide – June 2023


The recent Singapore High Court decision in Lawrence Li See Kit v Debate Association (Singapore) [2023] SGHC 154 ("Lawrence Li See Kit") serves as a useful reminder that maintaining a fair and impartial disciplinary procedure within organisations is critical for fostering trust, respecting the rights of individuals, and ensuring a productive work environment.

Central to this is the concept of natural justice, a legal principle and requirement emphasising fairness, equality, and impartiality. For private organisations that may wish to conduct private disciplinary inquiries and hearings, the development and implementation of fair rules and procedures helps to ensure natural justice is adhered to.

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Terence Seah

Terence Seah
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