Tag: sexual harassment laws

Important Acts & Guidelines

Guide to tackling Sexual Harassment at Higher Education Institutions

Last week, many news agencies carried reports on Punjab University’s decision to expel a PhD woman student who had accused the son of Dean Students Welfare (DSW-Women) Neena Caplash of sexual harassment. Hindustan Times The Indian Express Punjab University Committee ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Procedure of Cross-Examination should adhere to principles of Natural Justice: ...

Citation: Manjeet Singh v Indraprastha Gas (Delhi High Court, W.P.(C) 6352/2016) Highlights Cross Examination must be written not verbal. It is important to treat the goodwill, fair name and dignity of the innocent with utmost care Facts The petitioner (Manjeet Singh) ...
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A complaint preferred with the imputation of misconduct/misbehaviour involving sexual ...

Citation: Union of India Vs. S. Jaitha and Ors. (Kerala High Court WP 9695 of 2008) Highlights: It was held in this case that when a petition is brought before the committee, it must proceed with their enquiry, and the ...
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The jurisdiction of Tribunals cannot be overlooked by approaching the ...

Citation: Sarita Verma V. New Delhi Municipal Corporation &Ors. (Delhi High Court 2016(4)SCT33(Delhi)) Highlight: It is not open for litigants to directly approach the High Courts by overlooking the jurisdiction of the Tribunal concerned. Fact: The Petitioner, charged with sexual ...
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17 Essential Ingredients and Guidelines for drafting an Anti-Sexual Harassment ...

Only paying employees enough might not ensure productivity. According to a new research by economists at the University of Warwick, happier employees showed a spike in productivity.   Individuals need a sense of safety and well-being in order to be ...
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Legal Obligation of Employer to Display Notices at Offices under ...

The duties of the employer under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, go beyond simply constituting an Internal Complaints Committee or conducting employee sensitization sessions. One of the most important duties of the employer is to make ...
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Who conducts Employee Sensitization in a Company under Sexual Harassment ...

Employee sensitization is one of the legally mandated duties off an employer under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act. While the law is not very strict with its requirements regarding the same, there are certain practices that are ...
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Laws complementing The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, ...

In December 2013, the Vishakha guidelines were superseded by The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The new act kept the essence of the Vishakha Guidelines while adding more provisions. In the Vishakha Guidelines, ...
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