On 13 November 2021, TSMP Law Corporation head of employment and labour Ian Lim was quoted in an article published by the Straits Times on the upcoming workplace discrimination laws
Ian said that if the wrongful dismissal regime is anything to go by, the legislation may just give examples of what may be considered discriminatory, indicating that the categories for discrimination are not necessarily closed.
He also said that ultimately, how the anti-discrimination laws play out boils down to the nature of society and its people.
“In some other countries with more litigious cultures, such laws could certainly lead to more lawsuits. But Singapore is not at that level of litigiousness, and we’re probably not going to see that change just from the introduction of these new laws,” he added, citing how the introduction of the Protection from Harassment Act has not resulted in a flood of harassment-related litigation.