From May 2011, I was promoted to Quality Manager.
However, there was no increment or salary adjustment for my new appointment but was promised verbally by the Managing Director that my salary would be adjusted when company made profit.
From December 2011, I was assigned to fix and manage the Warehouse/Logistics operations of the company in additional to my Quality Manager responsibilities.
No adjustment and increment was made to my additional responsibility. I did not complain of the non-salary adjustment as I was told that the company was losing money then.
On February 2012, the local Singaporean Managing Director resigned from the company, and was replaced by foreign American citizen’s Managing Director (who still has no Singapore official working permit or document of working here).
From April 2012, the new foreign Managing Director added Materials/Production Planning to my charge. I was then in charge of QA dept, Warehouse/logistics, and Materials /Production Planning.
In June 2012, the Operations Manager resigned from the company, and I was assigned to take charge of the operations from then on.
Under my charge, I was responsible to manage the Stamping/Moulding Dept, Plating Dept, Toolroom, Maintenance, Materials/Production Planning, Warehouse/Logistics, and QA Dept. There was no increment or salary adjustment to my added responsibilities.
On September 2012, the foreign Managing Director brought in a foreign American Quality Manager, and from then I relinquished my QA Manager post. The rest of the job responsibilities still remained under my charge.
On 18th October 2012 (Thursday) at near to 5pm (the official working hour is up to 5.18pm), the foreign MD called me to his office, and issued me a termination letter stating that I did not meet his expectations.
I was told to leave immediately, and that the HR Dept would hand me a cheque which comprised of current (up to 18th Oct) month salary plus 1 month salary in-lieu plus pro-rated 13th Mth AWS.
On 22nd October 2012 (Monday), the foreign Managing Director already got a new Operations Manager who joined the company on Monday 22nd October, just a lapse of one working day after dismissing me.
I felt that I had been “abused and used”. I totally felt that I have been unfairly dismissed.
There was no prior notice given to me nor was I given prior job performance feedback that I did not meet the required expectations.
Nothing was mentioned except being called up near the end of the working day at near to 5pm by the Managing Director, and being issued a termination letter to be immediately dismissed.
Please let me know whether my case is unfair dismissal, and whether there is a case for me to claim loss of employment. For till now, it is extremely very difficult for me to look for a similar job especially during this coming end of the year situation where very few companies are employing nor employees are leaving their jobs.
I look forward to your advice.
Thank you very much.