Sohini Mandal on PoSH Act of 2013
Have you ever faced a sexually colored remark at your workplace? A subtle sexual advance by your co-worker? Is your workplace gender sensitive? Does your organization have a policy against sexual harassment? Are you wondering what counts as sexual harassment, in the first place?
Sohini Mandal, Jr.Partner at Novojuris joins us in the studio to talk about the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act 2013.
POSH Act, 2013 is the prevention, protection and redressal of sexual harassment in the workplace. It defines what actually constitutes sexual harassment and the ways to prevent, protect and address the same. The act mandates any organization having more than 10 employees to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee(ICC) . This panel will help provides an opportunity for addressing sexual harassment at the workplace.
We also discuss SHe-Box – Full form SHe Box is Sexual Harassment Electronic Box. This Sexual Harassment electronic Box (SHe-Box) is an effort of Government of India to provide a single window access to every woman. This is irrespective of her work status, whether working in organised or unorganised, private or public sector. It is to facilitate the registration of complaint related to sexual harassment.
This will also help in taking the actions, the confidentiality of the complaint, training and awareness. It also dictates the actions to be taken against any false accusation. And should also be noted that this Act is gender neutral and applies to both men and women.