15/03/2018

Sexual Harassment at Workplace



According to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, any of the following circumstances, if it occurs or is present in relation to or connected with any act or behaviour of sexual harassment may amount to sexual harassment:
  • Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in her employment.
  • Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in her employment.
  • Interferes with her work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile work environment for her.
  • Humiliating treatment likely to affect her health or safety.
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexually determined behaviour such as: Physical contact, Demand or request for sexual favours, Sexually coloured remarks, Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature. It is duty of Employer to organise workshops and awareness programmes at regular intervals for sensitising the employees with the provisions of the Act and orientation programmes for the members of the Internal Committee in the manner as may be prescribed. Provide a safe working environment at the workplace which shall include safety from the persons coming into contact at the workplace.