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Does Section 377 of IPC have anything to do with Sexual Harassment at Workplace?

Does Section 377 of IPC have anything to do with Sexual Harassment at Workplace?

On 6th September, 2018, the Supreme Court of India has passed a landmark judgment on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”). The provision criminalized consensual sex between homosexual adults grossly violating their constitutional right to life. The Court held that this Section is unconstitutional to the extent that it criminalizes consensual sex. Section ... Read More
 
Why should Colleges have internal complaints committee?

Why should Colleges have internal complaints committee?

The Times of India, in its Article titled ‘Do Anti-Harassment Cell exist?’ recently reported that an incident involving the rape of an engineering college student by her college mates and another one where a student was subjected to sexual assault, have raised grave safety concerns among the student fraternity. It reported that though colleges have anti ... Read More
 
Filing Complaints Online & Monthly Submissions – An Amendment Expected?

Filing Complaints Online & Monthly Submissions – An Amendment Expected?

It has been recently reported by Deccan Chronicle, in its Article titled ‘Employees can file sexual harassment complaints online: Govt.’ dated ‘27th October, 2016’ that several women employees wrote to the Women and Child Development (“WCD”) ministry about delay in getting their complaints about sexual harassment resolved (even though the Sexual Harassment of Women at ... Read More
 
Calling of documents by police/court in a matter of sexual harassment

Calling of documents by police/court in a matter of sexual harassment

As has been recently reported by the Mumbai Mirror on 27th August, 2016, the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources for Max Life Insurance, Vijay Chaudhary, has been charged under Sections 354A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code for misbehaving and sexually harassing a former employee. As reported, it seems, Mr. Chaudhary was staring ... Read More
 
POSH: Website for submission of annual reports

POSH: Website for submission of annual reports

The Times of India, on 18th August, 2015 reported that the administration of the district of Gurgaon has written to the state women and child development department requesting them to set up a website which would enable employers to submit an annual report with respect to cases of sexual harassment at workplace, in accordance with ... 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
 
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