The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace POSH (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 came into force on 9th December 2013 and it applies to all companies/organizations conducting business in India with more than 10 employees.
According to this act, any organization with more than 10 employees must implement this law. The law states that these organizations must have an Internal Complaints Committee with a woman heading it. Also, it is the responsibility of the organization to train their employees regarding the act.
POSH training is required for all companies having more than 10 employees. The Law is applicable to all kinds of Organizations – Private and Public Sector companies, Government Bodies, Ministries, NGOs, Schools & Colleges etc.
- What is sexual harassment at work place
- The law and penalties
- Types of sexual harassment
- What you can and should do when you are harassed
- Consequences of harassment
- How to file a complaint
- What is work place
- Definitions – what all under the purview of Sexual Harassment
- Redressal mechanism – Formal Intervention
- Internal Complaints Committee and its functioning
- Resolution process through formal enquiry
- Action to be taken after enquiry
- Malicious Allegations
- Going in Appeal
As enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India, “equality of status and opportunity” must be secured for all the citizens. With improved access to education and employment, more and more women are entering the workforce every day. But sadly, women face sexual harassment at work every day. Sexual Harassment is a gross violation of women’s rights to equality and dignity. Not only is it an infringement of women’s fundamental rights, but it also results in the loss of workplace motivation and productivity.
Sexual Harassment is a hazard encountered in workplaces across the world that reduces the quality of working life, jeopardizes the well-being of women, undermines gender equality and imposes costs on firms and organizations. Sexual harassment results in violation of the fundamental rights of a women to equality under article 14 & 15 of the constitution of India and her right to life and to live with dignity under article 24 of the constitution and right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade, or business which includes a right to safe environment free from sexual harassment. The protection against sexual harassment and the right to work with dignity are universally recognized human rights by various international conventions and instruments.
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|POSH||As Agreed||1 day||10:00-18:00||On Demand||Conducted at Client's Location|