Tag: sexual harassment at workplace

Act's Compliance Guidelines

POSH Act 2013: Addressing sexual harassment at workplace for women ...

The objective of ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’ (‘POSH Act’) is to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment. ...
Gender@Work

Different manifestations of sexual harassment faced by women in unorganized ...

According to a poll done by Oxfam India in 2012, among women who are most prone to sexual harassment in their workplaces, 29% are laborers, 23% are domestic workers and 16 % work in small scale industries. [1] The elements ...
Gender@Work

Economic cost of sexual harassment at workplace which employers bear

Sexual harassment is costly to workers and organizations, and more than 75 countries have legislation prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace. But it remains pervasive and under reported. To date, laws and market incentives have been insufficient to eradicate workplace ...
District Officers & LCCs

How can POSH Act, 2013 be implemented effectively at the ...

In 2013, the Government of India notified the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (“POSH Act”). The Act aspires to ensure women’s right to workplace equality, free from sexual harassment and in practice setting up ...
ICC and its Members

External Member of ICC- moving to an Expert Advisor role ...

  Finding an appropriately qualified individual to fulfill the role of the external member in the Internal Complaints Committee is one particular task that poses quite a few difficulties for organisations. The ambiguity and vagueness in the guidelines for the ...
Case Reviews

Cross-Examination of witnesses cannot be denied to the accused: Delhi ...

Citation: Avinash Mishra v Union of India (Delhi High Court, 2014 (215) DLT 714) Highlights: The procedure adopted in arriving at a finding has to be fair and materials have to be considered in a fair, reasonable and dispassionate manner. ...
Case Reviews

Court will not interfere unless the order of the ICC ...

Citation: Vidya Akhave v. Union of India and Ors. (Bombay High Court WP No. 196 of 2015) Highlights: Court will not interfere in the punishment imposed by the ICC unless the order of the ICC is “shockingly disproportionate to the Act ...
Case Reviews

ICC proceedings cannot be challenged during interim stages of inquiry. ...

Citation: Shashi Bala v SBM Secondary School (Delhi High Court WP 706 of 2014) Highlights: During the interim stage of the complaint, prior to the finding of any conclusions, no challenge is to be made against the findings in such a ...
Case Reviews

An inquiry is considered to be final, only when the ...

Citation: Sunil Manuprasad Jani v. High Court of Gujarat and Ors. (Gujarat High Court Special Civil Application 14566 of 2015) Highlights: The Court held that the inquiry conducted by the appropriate body can only be held to be final when it ...
Case Reviews

ICC to be reconstituted if not in compliance with the ...

Citation: Linda Eastwood v Union of India and Ors. (Delhi High Court WP 1904 of 2013) Highlights: ICC was reconstituted as the previous ICC was not in compliance with the POSH Act. Facts: The Petitioner filed the petition in order for the ...
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