The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act which came into effect in December 2013 mandates every company to, among others, constitute an Anti-Sexual Harassment Internal Complaints Committee for redressal of complaints of sexual harassment within the workplace. Although, non-compliance of the Act would subject a company to a fine which may extend to Rs. 50,000 or even result in cancellation of the registration of a company to carry on its business or activity, the Act, more importantly, aims to create a safe environment for women and instill confidence in them to leave all worries and focus on work. We don’t merely provide a checklist to companies so that they are in compliance with the Act, but also educate the employees and employers about what constitutes sexual harassment and ways and means to prevent it. At the same time, we can facilitate the creation of an Internal Complaints Committee and advise the same on its rights, duties and powers under the Act.
- Ensure total compliance of your company with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act
- Develop a written Anti-Sexual Harassment policy for the company
- Provide written guidelines and steps to be taken to prevent sexual harassment
- Educate and create awareness programs among employees and employers about what constitutes sexual harassment and how to maintain a work and study environment free from sexual harassment
- Ensure that the mechanism for redressal of grievances are clearly documented and explained to all employees
- Set up an Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee and provide training to the members of the Committee with respect to their rights, duties and powers
- Advising on possible actions that can be taken by the Committee post the hearing of a complaint