Many may not fully understand the different forms of harassment, their impact on individuals, or the long-term consequences. Further, such topics are considered ‘taboo’ topics across several parts of the world making it further difficult to bring such issues to the forefront.
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act and Rules, 2013 (“Law”) mandates every Employer to “provide a safe working environment at the workplace which shall include safety from the persons coming into contact at the workplace” (Section 19 (a)).
All organizations (whether public or private) having 10 or more employees (whether permanent, temporary, ad-hoc, consultants, interns or contract workers irrespective of gender) are mandated under Law to comply with certain requirements laid down under the POSH Act. This Law also lays down the redressal mechanism wherein the aggrieved person can file a sexual harassment complaint with the Internal Committee of the organization.
‘RESPEKT’ is a Greek work for the term ‘Respect’. Respect is commonly understood as a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something to show that they are valued and held in high regard. At The Legal Swan, we believe that Respect is the key to all healthy relationships (be it personal or professional), effective communication, and harmonious coexistence in society.