02 Apr '16, 7am

I was treated like cheap labour, says intern who was abused by boss

I was treated like cheap labour, says intern who was abused by boss

(THE NEW PAPER) - His internship with the company lasted three years and he earned only $500 a month. During this time, his former boss frequently hit, humiliated and verbally abused him over perceived mistakes he had made. Yet, Mr Calvin Chan Meng Hock, now 31, stayed on and endured the torment because he felt his abuser could teach and guide him in his career. On Friday (April 1), his former employer was sentenced to a 10-day short detention order (SDO) for assaulting him . In 2013, the manager of IT company Encore E-Services, Lee Yew Nam, was filmed verbally abusing and slapping Mr Chan in a 17-second video clip which went viral in mid-2013. Lee, now 45, was given the 10-day short detention order (SDO) yesterday after pleading guilty last Aug 18 to four counts of voluntarily causing hurt to Mr Chan between January and May 2013. ST_20160402_LEE02QSQQ_2184876.jpg Related ...

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