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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually 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 cost. With the […]

Workplace bullying: Know your rights and remedies

Reading Time: 8 minutesWorkplace bullying is more common than you think It is often said that the office is a second home. This is especially so in Singapore, where long hours of work is a norm. A 2016 survey conducted by Roffey Park (a leadership institute based in Singapore and the UK) revealed that Singaporean employees spend even […]

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Women’s Charter: Personal Protection Order

Reading Time: 9 minutesMany people have heard of the term “Personal Protection Order”. However, few know what exactly a Personal Protection Order (PPO) entails, and how to obtain one. Nonetheless, there were 2,811 fresh PPO applications in Singapore in 2016, and 2,885 in 2015. Read on to find out more about what a PPO is, and how to […]

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The Protection Order: A Defence Against Harassment

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds  The Protection from Harassment Act (2014), or POHA, makes provisions to protect victims from being subjected to further harassment, threats, insults, or abuse by perpetrators. The primary method to protect such victims of harassment is through the deployment of the Protection Order (PO). The Protection Order (PO) is able to prohibit […]

Cyberbullying and online defamation in Singapore – advice from 3 Lawyers

Reading Time: 7 minutesAs we become more interconnected through the internet and social media, we become much more vulnerable to becoming victims of cyberbullying and online defamation. Being deemed liable for a seemingly harmless comment that you have made online is also more likely than you think. Lawyers Pratap Kishan (Director, Ho Wong Law Practice LLC), Ushan Premaratne […]