MOM, NTUC and SNEF - Zero tolerance to harassment

In the wake of the Protection from Harassment Act, which was passed in Parliament in March last year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) are banding together to encourage bosses to take harassment seriously.

The three partners developed a document – “Tripartite Advisory on Managing Workplace Harassment” – advising bosses to implement procedures such as a hotline for victims to report harassment safely and better training for human resource personnel to deal with such cases.

They also suggested preventive measures such as better lighting and more closed-circuit television coverage in the workplace, as well as encouraging employees to get a colleague to accompany them to places where they feel unsafe.

It also gave advice on how companies can investigate harassment complaints and, if necessary, help employees make reports to the police or State Courts.

Source: “'Onus on employers' to fight harassment” (The Straits Times, 24 Dec 2015)

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