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Pro Bono: Harassment/Stalking

Harassment/Stalking: Introduction

Information on systems in place to help victims of harassment. Examples of behaviour that constitute harassment include:

  • cyber bullying
  • sexual harassment
  • stalking
  • use of threatening, abusive, or insulting language.

Resources

A. General

Civil and Criminal Remedies in Harassment Cases
Legal Fact Check Service provided by the Law Society of Singapore.

TAFEP Workplace Harassment Resource and Recourse Centre
Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices provides advice and assistance to employers and affected individuals on workplace harassment matters. A summary of the avenues for reporting workplace harassment is provided in the Infographic

Workplace Harassment
Information provided by the Ministry of Manpower, including:

       See also: Tripartite Advisory on Managing Workplace Harassment (2015)

Workplace Bullying: Know Your Rights and Remedies
Part 3 of the LawWorks Pocket Series, published by the National Trades Union Congress and the Law Society of Singapore (2016).

B. Self-help Remedies

Community Mediation Centre (CMC)
The CMC provides mediation services to residents in Singapore who face social, relational and community disputes. Click on the links below for information on:

C. Legal Remedies

1. Civil
Filing for Protection from Harassment
The Protection from Harassment Court hears matters relating to harassment, stalking, cyberbullying and other acts causing alarm or distress. Information on the Singapore Courts website includes:

2. Criminal
Magistrate's Complaints

One may file a magistrate's complaint against a harasser or stalker. This may lead to criminal mediation. If there is no settlement, the complainant may proceed to trial by way of private prosecution.

Police Report
One may make a police report against the harasser or stalker.

A. Self-help Options

1. Community Mediation Centre (CMC)
Add: 45 Maxwell Road, #07-11 The URA Centre (East Wing), Singapore 069118
Tel: 1800 2255 529 (1800-CALL-LAW)
Application: Apply onlineRefer a case to CMC (by agencies)

2. Community Justice Centre (Primary Justice Project)
Add: 1 Havelock Square, #B1-6/7/8 State Courts Towers, Singapore 059724
Tel: +65 6557 4100
Email: help@cjc.org.sg

3. For more self-help agencies relating to workplace harassment, see Who can I contact for more information on workplace harassment?

B. Legal Remedies

1. State Courts Singapore
 Both civil remedies and criminal sanctions are available to protect people from harassment.

Add (Protection from Harassment Court): 1 Havelock Square, Level 3 State Courts, Singapore 059724
Tel (general enquiry): 6587 8423
Filing (simplified proceedings): CJTS
Filing (standard proceedings): eLitigation

Add (file Magistrate's complaint): Central Registry, 1 Havelock Square, Level 2 State Courts, Singapore 059724
Tel (general enquiry): 6587 8423

‚Äč2. Police
Emergencies: 999
Emergency SMS: 71999
Hotline: 1800 255 0000
Form: I-Witness
Form: Police report

Police Report
One may make a police report against the harasser or stalker.

Singapore Courts: Forms
Filter by scrolling down to "Protection from harassment" under All topics. A selection of forms is listed here:

See also: State Courts Practice Directions 2021, para 129.

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