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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

6 Types of Harassment under Singapore Law
Written by Jonathan Wong, Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law.

B. Workplace Harassment

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 Sexual Harassment
Information on the types of sexual harassment, tips on what to do and one's legal rights. Published by AWARE.

C. Self-help Options

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:

What Can You Do if You are Sexually Harassed at Work?
AWARE lists down actions one can take if sexually harassed at work.

D. Legal Remedies

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

1. Civil
File 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 SG Courts website includes:

2. Criminal
File a magistrate's complaint
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. AWARE
AWARE’s Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Advisory is a free service providing advice and support (both practical and emotional) to individuals facing workplace bullying or harassment.

Add: Blk 5 Dover Crescent, #01-22, Singapore 130005
Tel: +65 6777 0318
Email: whda@aware.org.sg

2. Community Mediation Centre (CMC)
Add: Ministry of Law Services Centre, 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)

3. 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): State Courts Service Hub, 1 Havelock Square, Level 2 State Courts, Singapore 059724
Tel (general enquiry): 6587 8423
Form: Magistrate's complaint form
Form: Submission of magistrate's complaint form

‚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. Forms listed include:

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