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evidence in labour court

Postby addiegirl » Tue, 13 Nov 2012 6:27 pm

hello guys, i have a question.

i have an ongoing case with my previous employer and there will be a hearing in the labour court this week

i contacted previous clients to ask for a copy of documents to present to MOM for evidence to support my case, was i breaking any law? my ex-boss said he will report me for trying to access documents even when i am no longer connected to the company.

i cancelled the meeting and SMSd them that i won't ask for it anymore.


edited. sorry.
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 13 Nov 2012 7:25 pm

Cringe... :o

You have just published 'your side' of your case, and the court and date on which your case is being heard!

Can I suggest, for your own sake, that you edit or modify your post ASAP?

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Postby addiegirl » Tue, 13 Nov 2012 7:32 pm

JR8 wrote:Cringe... :o

You have just published 'your side' of your case, and the court and date on which your case is being heard!

Can I suggest, for your own sake, that you edit or modify your post ASAP?


i'm sorry sir, i didn't know how else to explain. i edited it as per your advise and thanks so much.

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Re: evidence in labour court

Postby taxico » Tue, 13 Nov 2012 9:30 pm

addiegirl wrote:...i contacted previous clients to ask for a copy of documents to present to MOM for evidence to support my case, was i breaking any law?


i don't see anything illegal about your request UNLESS said documents are not legally in their possession.

whether your clients will willingly offer you the documents, and/or how you make them offer the documents to you is a different story.

i am not an attorney. i recommend you get advice from one. they may be able to help you obtain the documents you need.

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Re: evidence in labour court

Postby addiegirl » Tue, 13 Nov 2012 9:41 pm

taxico wrote:
addiegirl wrote:...i contacted previous clients to ask for a copy of documents to present to MOM for evidence to support my case, was i breaking any law?


i don't see anything illegal about your request UNLESS said documents are not legally in their possession.

whether your clients will willingly offer you the documents, and/or how you make them offer the documents to you is a different story.

i am not an attorney. i recommend you get advice from one. they may be able to help you obtain the documents you need.


the documents are legally in their possession as it's their service agreement with the agency. my ex-boss was insisting it was illegal that i was trying to get hold of those documents because i am no longer connected with them. worst thing is, he said it was harassment that's why he is filing a report against me.

i seriously doubt it's harassment because i asked nicely and the person didnt have any objection to it. there was no indication in my SMSs that i forced them to meet with me or anything like that. also, when i cancelled the appointment to meet with the maid (i used to work in a maid agency), i apologized to the maid and her employer as well for the inconvenience caused.

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Re: evidence in labour court

Postby x9200 » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 9:51 am

addiegirl wrote:the documents are legally in their possession as it's their service agreement with the agency. my ex-boss was insisting it was illegal that i was trying to get hold of those documents because i am no longer connected with them. worst thing is, he said it was harassment that's why he is filing a report against me.

It surely would be illegal if you tried to get the documents claiming you still work for the agency but I understand this was not the case.
There is a small question mark for the situation where giving away the documents by this person is illegal and you know about this and still ask for it.
Other than these two, I don't see any reason why your action should be considered illegal but as advised you may want to ensure you are on a safe by engaging some legal help.


i seriously doubt it's harassment because i asked nicely and the person didnt have any objection to it. there was no indication in my SMSs that i forced them to meet with me or anything like that. also, when i cancelled the appointment to meet with the maid (i used to work in a maid agency), i apologized to the maid and her employer as well for the inconvenience caused.

Harassing would be if you tried to threaten her/him any way to give you the documents or the same by repeated disturbing actions. If you just asked politely once or twice I don't see any harassment in it neither.


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