- Dr. Martha Farrell
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 makes it MANDATORY for employers in India to provide a safe working environment for women. Duties of employers as mandated by law are to:
- Observe guidelines to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment within the workplace, and
- Provide adequate mechanisms for the resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts of sexual harassment.
It mandates the constitution of an Internal and Local Complaints Committee at the institutional and district levels including orientation of all staff. Having a Third Party Facilitator in such a committee is also made mandatory.
According to data compiled by National Commission for Women (NCW) there is a noticeable rise in sexual harassment at workplace in India
We can help you protect your organization from unnecessary risks, liabilities and sanctions:
- Framing a comprehensive anti-sexual harassment policy.
- Constituting an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)
- Conducting Capacity building/ training programmes on the issue of Prevention and redressal of Sexual harassment at workplace through online and face to face modes:
- For all levels of employees
- For internal complaints committee members and senior staff
- Third Party Representation on internal complaints.
- Developing informative guidebooks, manuals, posters and other IEC materials.
- Advice and guide the management and Internal Complaints Committee on legal and practical aspects of dealing with the issue.
We are offering fellowships to interested practitioners and social work students to:
- Undertake action-oriented research on the topic
- Get advanced certification and join a pool of trainers