Sexual Harassment Complaint from a NON-Employee

What happens when a Non-employee (female) complains about our employee (male) on Sexual Harassment at workplace? To give an example – one of the recruiters of a Multinational Company, while conducting a campus recruitment in a premier business school, sexually harassed a woman from the institute.  During the process of recruitment, he got hold of Read more about Sexual Harassment Complaint from a NON-Employee[…]

Draft – Annual Report Format

Section 21 (1) requires the Internal Committee or the Local Committee to prepare in each calendar year, an annual report and submit the same to the employer and the District Officer. What to include? Rule 14 says the annual report should include the following details: Number of complaints of sexual harassment received in the year Read more about Draft – Annual Report Format[…]

Drafts – Conciliation Settlement report

Conciliation is an alternative way to resolve a dispute between parties using a mediator. Conciliation can be initiated by the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as an option of redressing workplace sexual harassment complaints, only if the aggrieved person requests for the same.   Conciliation under POSH Act The ICC before initiating an inquiry under section 11 and Read more about Drafts – Conciliation Settlement report[…]

DRAFTS – “Notice to appear before the IC”

Section 11 of the POSH Act 2013 provides for the procedure to be followed by the POSH Internal Committee for inquiring into sexual harassment complaint where it mentions specifically that both the parties have to be given equal opportunities to make representations against the findings before the committee.  On receipt of the written complaint , Read more about DRAFTS – “Notice to appear before the IC”[…]

Mediation as an informal redressal process for Sexual Harassment

Today millions of Indian women are joining the workforce and contributing significantly to our economy. It is therefore important that organizations across private & public sectors create an environment where women employees feel safe and comfortable. Workplace harassment is increasingly understood as a violation of women’s rights and a form of violence against women. To Read more about Mediation as an informal redressal process for Sexual Harassment[…]