During almost all our Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace training, we observe that there is a lot of anxiety that there could be serious misuse as only women are afforded protection under the PoSH Act. What is important to note is that the law is put in place to offer a mechanism to give redressal to one gender but in itself does not favour only one gender. Let’s understand 7 key aspects of the POSH law and PoSH policy which are important for every employee.
Online sexual harassment is in a way a kind of ‘invisible harassment’ as only the aggrieved employee experiences the impact. The first step to prevention is to identify the harassment and then guide the employee towards redressal. What can HR do to help?
Thanks to the #MeToo wave in recent times, more and more women have mustered the courage to speak up and get justice. Yet, sexual harassment is a huge grey area in the workplace, leaving employers in a quandary, employees (especially men) with a lot of doubt, resentment and underlying fear. In my experience, consensual relationships in the workplace are especially tricky to handle under POSH for several companies, and here are some of the ways in which you can tackle these types of cases…
Very often, the subject of sexual harassment is looked upon as a topic which should be dealt with in a ‘hush-hush-under the carpet’ sort of a way. But preparing your organisation by way of formulating processes and policy; and preparing your employees on how to prevent sexual harassment at workplace and what to do in case of any incident, will help you deal with the situation in a neutral, prepared and legal manner.
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