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Prevention of Sexual Harassment at The Workplace

end to end compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace
(Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013

Helping you address issues of sexual harassment at the workplace

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is a legislative act in India that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work. Sexual harassment is an unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome request for sexual favours and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature which makes a person feel offended, humiliated and/or intimidated, where a reasonable person would anticipate that reaction in the circumstances. Sexual harassment does not have to involve physical contact but could, for example, include sexual remarks, sexually explicit pictures or screensavers and inappropriate advances made directly or via social networking sites.

OBOX provides a comprehensive Anti Sexual Harassment Solution for your organisation to be safe, secure and legally compliant. Our team of specialists is well versed with The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act 2013 (‘Act’) and other applicable and related regulations. Our portfolio of services includes assisting clients in setting up a robust preventive framework, conducting awareness and sensitisation training workshops, ensuring regulatory compliance and tackling the intricate responsibilities of the employers and the Internal Committee (IC).

Applicability

Applicability

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is a legislative act in India that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work. The act applies to companies that have 10 or more employees (full time, part- time, off rolls, interns or consultants included) & also to form an Internal Complaint Committee (IC) for the safety of their employees at all the administrative units. The committee should comprise of a minimum of 4 members, and half of them should be females. The Law is applicable to all kinds of Organisations – Private and Public Sector companies, Government Bodies, Ministries, NGOs, Schools & Colleges etc.

Process & Compliances

Process & Compliances

Our POSH services can be customised into a package to align with your existing practices. Partnering with OBOX can not only ensure adherence to legislation but build your organisation’s reputation as an employer of choice. OBOX can assist you in creating a respectful environment with zero-tolerance to sexual harassment. Our PoSH service portfolio includes the following offerings :

  • POSH policy Drafting

  • Internal Complaints Committee Formation (ICC)

  • Registration with local authorities

  • Display Notices & Workplace Awareness Posters

  • External ICC Member Selection

  • Training – ICC & Employees

  • Annual compliances

  • Advice & Support Helpline

Non- Compliance

Non- Compliance

Non-compliance to POSH act will result in a substantial monetary penalty of up to INR 50,000. In case of repeated defaults, the amount can exceed to double the amount and can even lead to cancellation of license or non-renewal of registration. However, employers should look at complying with this Law, not because of these penalties but because sexual harassment free work environment would lead to better growth of the business.

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