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Inaction on Complaints of Sexual Harassment & Retaliation

Inaction on Complaints of Sexual Harassment & Retaliation

In the last couple of days, we saw several reports highlighting two common concerns – Inaction on complaints of sexual harassment and retaliation towards the complainant. It is important to first lay down a gist of these four articles. Inaction by school on a complaint by a school girl: In an article dated 22nd November, ... Read More
 
Sexual Harassment Act : Anniversary Update (2)

Sexual Harassment Act : Anniversary Update (2)

Continued from the previous post ‘Sexual Harassment Act : Anniversary Update‘… Increase in the number of cases of sexual harassment: Further, Times of India,  recently reported that as most of the companies fail to comply with `Sexual Harassment Act 2013′ and take rare interest in establishing the mandatory Internal Complaints Committee, cases of workplace harassment ... Read More
 
Sexual Harassment Act : Anniversary Update

Sexual Harassment Act : Anniversary Update

The Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“Sexual Harassment Act”), completed its second birth anniversary on 9th December, 2015. The following are the recent updates at the end of 2 years: The Ministry of Women and Child Development released a Handbook on the Act on the same day to clarify ... Read More
 
How does the working environment of an organization affect an employee?

How does the working environment of an organization affect an employee?

Plato had said that “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Imagine a young individual, just out of college, newly recruited to an organization – an organization where using abusive language is as much a part of life as drinking water or as common as printing documents, where using crass words and ... Read More
 
Men and women – and the Indian perspective

Men and women – and the Indian perspective

This blog is written mostly with the intent to fathom general opinion on: (1) The reasons that may be responsible for the rising number of sexual harassment complaints in India. Is it that the number of complaints have increased over the last few years because women have started getting sexually harassed more often? Or is ... Read More
 
Sexual Harassment Complaint and Character

Sexual Harassment Complaint and Character

Is character important in deciding a sexual harassment complaint? Is a woman supposed to be blamed if a man makes advances towards her? Should dressing up in western clothes be considered to be provocative dressing? In several cases, not just the alleged harasser but also the internal complaints committee (ICC) members raise a question (and ... Read More
 
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