POSH Internal Complaints Committee Training and Legal perspective.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature which makes a person feel offended, humiliated and/or intimidated. It does not have to be repeated or continuous to be against the law. Sexual Harassment can happen with men too and while the laws protecting them are ambiguous the adverse impacts on them can be the same as their women counterparts. Sexual Harassment contaminates the working environment for the employees and affects the economic efficiency of the enterprise where employees’ productivity is affected.
The Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 makes it mandatory that all Government and private sector organizations have an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), with a third-party member, a robust anti-sexual harassment policy and continual awareness workshop training for their employees.
The Act places direct responsibility on the employers to provide for a safe working environment for all its employees.
- Internal Complaints Committee members (mandatory by law)
- Team leaders/managers
- Employees (mandatory by law)
- An impact assessment research on the level of understanding of employees on sexual harassment at the workplace
- Develop and strengthen Sexual Harassment Policy for the Company
- Help establish the Internal Complaints Committee as required by law (section)
- Ensuring the company and its working environment is Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace 2013 compliant.
- A Mind&Me Consultant as a member of the Internal Complaints Committee to investigate cases
- Support on creating reports of cases investigated
We also offer individual therapy to those directly affected by sexual harassment.