Tag: sexual harassment

ICC and its Members

10 instances of biases which may impact ICCs while investigating ...

While legislation mandates that one external member must be a part of the Internal Complaints Committee, the rest of the Committee members are from the workplace in context. While there are advantages to this, there is a corresponding pitfall, as ...
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. ...
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 ...
Case Reviews

Interest of Justice can be met only when the Internal ...

Citation: Jaya Kodate v. Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (Bombay High Court WP 3449, 3450, 3451 of 2013) Highlights: The Court laid down that during the constitution of the ICC, the members chosen ought to be committed to the cause of ...
Case Reviews

ICC reports shall substantiate their findings with a definitive conclusion ...

Citation: Ashok Kumar Singh v. University of Delhi (Delhi High Court WP 7371 of 2016) Highlights: Where the report of the ICC states that the case has substance, it is also required for them to clarify the same, failing which, they ...
Case Reviews

Complaint is not time barred in the absence of ICC: ...

Citation: Vishwesh Dayal Shrivastava v Union of India (Allahabad High Court, WRIT – A. No. 13763 OF 2015) Highlights: When an Internal Complaints Committee has not been constituted, the complaint is not time barred. Facts: During the petitioner’s tenure as librarian ...
Act's Compliance Guidelines

Displaying Notices at Offices under the Sexual Harassment at Workplace ...

Employers have a duty under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013, to display notices at conspicuous places, which deal with the penal consequences of violating the law, as well as the order for the constitution of an ...
Act's Compliance GuidelinesImportant Acts & Guidelines

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, ...
Gender@Work

Why India Inc. needs to protect Men against Sexual Harassment ...

In May 2017, Vijay Nair, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur and founder of Only Much Louder (OML) shared his account of being sexually harassed in an article on the Huffington Post. The ordeal faced by him for months started with someone anonymously ...
Act's Compliance GuidelinesGender@Work

Definition of Workplace under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace ...

It is an established fact that every victim of sexual harassment at workplace, willing to file a report shall do so as per the Act. Now the questions which arise in the mind of such victims are: What is a ...
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