Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the August 2021 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singapore would be taking steps to enshrine into law the current workplace anti-discrimination guidelines. To date, there are only guidelines regarding fair treatment in the workplace by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). Singapore does not currently […]
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SMU Lexicon: Doxxing in Singapore – Laws and Remedies
Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction In an Internet-empowered age, it is increasingly common for public disputes and ungracious behaviour to be dealt with by a ferocious online mob. Often, social justice is exacted through online vigilantism and doxxing. Doxxing occurs when a person publishes the personal or identifying information of others online. Doxxing results in grave consequences. Information posted […]
Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article was written by Nadia Moynihan from August Law with the assistance of Annette Liew, an L.L.B. undergraduate at Singapore Management University’s School of Law. Cyberbullying as a phenomenon has grown exponentially over the last two decades and Singapore apparently now has the second highest incidence of cyberbullying in the world. This should not be surprising, […]
Are you a victim of sexual assault or harassment?
Reading Time: 7 minutesIf you are a victim of sexual assault or harassment, the first thing you should do is immediately tell someone you trust and go to make a police report. However, there is more you can do to secure justice for yourself against your attacker or harasser if the criminal process proves to be too daunting […]
Harassment Complaints: What Companies Should Know & Do
Reading Time: 7 minutesIn early March 2019, Parliament announced that the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) would provide more resources to help both employees and employers tackle workplace harassment. Although not widely discussed, harassment does take place in Singaporean workplaces. It is important to understand that workplace harassment can affect anyone; whether male or […]
What is doxxing? Are you guilty?
Reading Time: 9 minutesPublishing someone’s personal information online could now result in jail time. Upset about a taxi ride or saw a situation that you feel warrant a social media post? You would need to think twice now before posting any rants online. Such revelation of crucial personal information online is known as ‘doxxing’. Doxxing has been defined […]
HONG KONG: What can you do if a camera in a taxi or hailed car captures your private actions and the video goes viral?
Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction Video cameras have been installed inside some taxi and hailed car compartments in Hong Kong for security and safety purposes. They would record the video images of the passengers. Some unscrupulous drivers might share or upload the recorded video clip online to social media or sell the clip to a media company without any […]
Countering Workplace Sexual Harassment in Singapore
Reading Time: 9 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds There’s no specific law in Singapore that directly addresses sexual harassment in the workplace. However, the Penal Code and the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) provide measures that cover both physical and non-physical forms of sexual harassment. While no official statistics on the number of sexual harassment cases exist, the […]
Reading Time: 1 minutes雇主基于雇员的性别而解雇雇员属违法行为，但雇员要提出直接证据证明雇主触犯性别歧视，往往困难重重, 而且法院一般不会轻易地因雇员凭空指称受到雇主无理或不公平对待，便推断雇主触犯性别歧视
I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?
Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]
Fighting Back Against A Stalker?
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Previously, victims of stalking had very little legal recourse to seek protection against a stalker. But with the introduction of the Protection From Harassment Act 2014 (POHA), they can now seek both civil and criminal sanctions against the stalker. Generally, a stalker can be defined if the perpetrator persistently follows you, […]
Facing Domestic Violence?
Reading Time: 7 minutesDomestic violence, or family violence, is violence or abuse inflicted by one family member on another. There are many types of domestic violence, including physical, emotional and sexual violence. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of age or gender. In this article, we give you an overview of the offences which constitute […]