The Law provides that every Employer having 10 or more employees must constitute an Internal Committee within the Organization to handle complaints of sexual harassment. The Law is applicable to all kinds of Organizations – Private and Public Sector companies, Government Bodies, Ministries, NGOs, Schools & Colleges etc.
There are penalties if the Law is not complied with, including cancellation of license to do business. However, employers should look at complying with this Law not because of these penalties but because sexual harassment free work environment would lead to better growth of business.
Below are some of the things that every employer should know.
So that You can Relax…We bring to you end to end services for complying with Law. Be it Posters, or training your Internal Committee. Drafting your Policy or being an External Member. We do all of this and more for You.
Not only that, we also help you with your D&I initiatives and provide you Legal support as and when required. You can choose what you want below.
Almost every other day important developments are taking place in this field – it is not only that several complaints, resignations etc. are being reported in media but also many cases are regularly being handled by Judiciary which are also setting a precedent for us. Over and above this, the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Department of Personal Training are also regularly bringing updates and taking out circulars. To ensure that everyone is on the same page, we provide recent updates here. You can click on the options below or scroll down to see some of the updates.
For Internal Committee Members
We are not here just to support Employers, we are also here to support you! We understand the tough role you have to play as an Internal Committee (IC) member. Hence, we bring for you several kinds of workshops, get-together, regular updates in this field and more.
You can choose your options below and can check out the recent updates we have provided above.
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One can grow by reading and being updated but one can grow even further by sharing experiences. It is our endeavor to bring some of the best decisions, actions, experiences and more on record so that others can benefit from them- be it employers, internal committee members, employees, students – anyone!
For Everyone Else
If you are someone who wishes to know what the Law against sexual harassment is all about, or want legal or counselling support, have any queries or need advice, you can also reach out to us and drop your request here.
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She is a trained and practicing Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience of working with a diverse adult population on a breadth of personal and professional issues. Her work covers areas of self-development, emotional regulation, workplace issues, relationships, marriage, parenting, work-life balance, emotional abuse in significant relationships, domestic violence and coping with critical situations.
She holds a B.L.S.LL.B. Degree from the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai. She is an advocate, specialising in corporate laws and laws related to women and child rights, including the law on sexual harassment of women at workplace. In 2015, she co-authored a legal commentary titled ‘Handbook on the law of Sexual Harassment,’ which was published and marketed by none other than Thomson Reuters.
She holds an LL.B. Degree from the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai and an LL.M. (IPR) Degree from the Mumbai University. She specialises in family and criminal laws especially laws related to crime against women such as sexual harassment, domestic violence etc. She has several years of experience in practising in the Bombay High Court, Sessions Court, Family Court and various Magistrate Courts around Mumbai and Thane, in the field of family law and criminal law.
Interactive and practical approach of the team makes the training session informative and leaves you well versed with the topic at the end of the session. My favourite was the role playing that we did during the ICC training, keep up the good work, Cheers.
Media Professional, Bangalore
Thank you for the educative session on POSH that you made to our ICC members on March 17, 2017. The narrative was well-structured, lucid and reinforced by examples from real-life-like situations. An especially good touch, were the ‘caselets’ you put before participants, seeking their responses on how they would act in given situations, which made the session interesting and ensured participation.
Kashmira Mewawala, Head Business Development & Chief Ethics Counselor, Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
POSH at Work, a lot to offer in terms of expertise, experience and latest trends. The essentials of such specialised practice are present in the three verticals of the organisation. We appreciated the professional and practical approach while interacting with the team.
Ashish Bhakta, Partner ANB Legal
POSH at Work is a unique combination of legal advisors and psychologist – one we didn’t come across while we were looking for assistance in complying with the law. You are doing a great job….All the best!
Aman Verma, Emergus India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
The team has an excellent command over the Act and has picked up on the finer nuances which can be easily missed by many – thank you for supporting us in making a very effective policy and conducting very effective awareness sessions for our employees. Wishing you tons of success.
Jugal Chauhan, Vauraus Capital Advisors Private Limited
Indeed a refreshing part of the team of lawyers is a charming Psychologist who adds a much needed sensitive perspective to the law.
Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court