The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said that it has been notified via e-mail of an online video depicting a supervisor who appears to be physically abusing a co-worker.
The 33-second video clip, which has gone viral online, shows a man striking the head of a younger subordinate repeatedly while shouting at him.
Even when another man steps in and asks the abuser to stop, he ignores him and hits the victim, who remains seated and silent.
The clip, which was posted on citizen-journalism website Stomp last Saturday, has since garnered over 28,500 views.
MOM said in a statement yesterday that it has been in touch with the informant who recorded the video.
The statement said:
"We also alerted police. As updated by the police, the victim has lodged a police report."
The police confirmed that a report was lodged yesterday.
MOM said that employers are expected to treat their employees fairly and with respect.