Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act
This presentation highlights the issue of a woman facing sexual harassment at workplace, its impact on her and how she should act to tackle the situation...
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act
IMPACT ON A WOMAN
According to a survey, 66 out of 400
women have faced incidents of sexual
harassment at their workplace.
Source :A survey done by Oxfam India : http://www.oxfamindia.org/what-we-do/news/sexual-
Majority of the women did not resort to
any formal action against the perpetrator.
What goes on in her mind ?
Was I responsible
for it ?
Should I report this ?
What will be the
Is it going to affect my
Will I loose my ?nancial
What if the complaint
will be branded false
What if my relatives and
peer group come to know
Is there anyone
who can help me?
Is there any
Will my husband doubt
Is it going to affect my
Will I lose my financial
Impact on Physical and emotional health :
• sleep disturbance,
• weight loss or gain,
• loss of appetite, and
Women facing sexual harassment often try to
avoid harassment at workplace by -
• by taking sick leave or
• leave without pay from work, or
• even quitting or
• transferring to new jobs.
Take recourse to the provisions under the
Sexual Harassment of Women at
Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and
Redressal) Act, 2013
What should a women facing sexual harassment at workplace do ?
Upon receipt of the complaint, the
ICC or LCC must proceed to make an
inquiry in accordance with the service
rules and complete it within in a
period of 90 days.
The employer must act on these
recommendations within 60 days.
ICC must submit a report to the
employer once the allegations against
the respondent are proven to:
• take action for sexual harassment as
• to deduct from the salary or wages of
the respondent such sum as it may consider
appropriate to be paid to the aggrieved
woman or to her legal heirs.
An aggrieved women should make a
complaint in writing within 3 months
from the date of incident.
Be prepared before it affects you or your
• Learn about your rights and duties.
• Learn about the duties of the employers as per
the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act 2013.
What we do ?
for employeeson Sexual
Harassment at Workplace.
Identification and selection of
Sensitization and trainingof ICC
memberson the Act, Rulesand
Preparingthe institutional Anti-
Sexual Harassment Policy in
accordance with the law.
Write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org to know
more about our POSH program.