Last updated: 04 August 2021
Workplace harassment occurs when a co-worker, manager or any other person at the workplace (e.g. a customer, contractor or volunteer) harasses, alarms or distresses another person with his or her behaviour. This includes behaviour that occurs through digital means such as email, text messages, social media (source: TAFEP ).
To report cases of workplace harassment
The Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) seeks to promote the adoption of fair, responsible and progressive employment practices.
They offer assistance and advice for employees or individuals who encounter workplace discrimination or harassment. This includes self-employed persons.
If you contact TAFEP, they can listen and advise you on possible actions you can take. If you wish to seek recourse, TAFEP can contact your employer to ask that they carry out an investigation. This will be done in a sensitive and confidential manner. TAFEP will also require your employer to put in place policies and procedures to prevent future incidents of workplace harassment.
Further avenues of support
AWARE’s Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Advisory
AWARE’s Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Advisory (WHDA) provides advice and support (both practical and emotional) to individuals facing discrimination or harassment at the workplace.
WHDA will guide you through all your various options, internal or external—including approaching your company’s HR or TAFEP, or filing a mediation request with the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM). Conversations will be kept strictly private and AWARE will never contact your employer.
- Call the WHDA Helpline at 6950-9191 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 6pm, except public holidays).
Note: As with all of AWARE’s services, WHDA is primarily aimed at women, who can approach us about any of the above types of discrimination and harassment. However, men experiencing gender-based discrimination and harassment can also approach WHDA to receive information and support.
Project X – for sex workers or those engaged in sexualised labour
Project X provides para-counselling services, support groups, and case management (for both legal and non-legal courses of action).
- Call or text:
- 9060-9906 (available for calls, WhatsApp and text)
- @projectx_sg (Telegram)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME – for migrant domestic workers
HOME provides direct assistance, shelter, and legal aid to migrant workers in distress.
- Call 1800-797-7977 (Toll-free)
- Message 9787-3122 (WhatsApp / Viber / SMS)
- 111 North Bridge Road, Peninsula Plaza, #04-32, Singapore 179098
- 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza, #06-22, Singapore 238863
- 810 Geylang Road, City Plaza, #02-95, Singapore 40928