In recent years, workplace environments have been steadily evolving to become more inclusive, respectful, and safer for all employees. To ensure this transformation, various guidelines and regulations have been put in place. Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) guidelines are essential for maintaining a safe and harassment-free workplace. These guidelines are not just for HR professionals,they are […]
Have you ever marveled at the way a skilled trainer effortlessly imparts knowledge, leaving their audience inspired and equipped with new skills? If you’ve ever dreamt of being that person who empowers others to excel, then the path of a PoSH (PowerShell) trainer might be your calling. Becoming a PoSH trainer is more than just […]
The Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act is a landmark legislation in India aimed at creating safe and inclusive work environments for women. While its primary goal is to prevent sexual harassment, the implementation of this act goes beyond addressing immediate concerns. When effectively applied, the POSH Act can significantly contribute to promoting gender equity […]
It is important to understand the concept of an External Member on PoSH ICC. In India, the PoSH Act 2013 (Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace) mandates that an ICC be constituted in workplaces where there are 10 or more employees, to redress the complaints of sexual harassment. The ICC must have a […]
In general, sexual harassment in the workplace refers to two types of inappropriate behaviour: quid pro quo and hostile work environment.
This blog will concentrate on the Quid Pro Quo form of inappropriate behaviour.
In general, workplace sexual harassment refers to two types of inappropriate behaviour:
1. Quid Pro Quo (literally means, “this for that”)
2. Hostile Work Environment
The Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act provides a legal framework for addressing workplace sexual harassment.
The act establishes that each workplace must have an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). ICC is now called as IC. This committee must have 50% representation of women.
Internal Committee (IC)
Study says, over 50% women face sexual harassment in the workplace. More than half of them are young professionals between the age of 21 to 25! Sexual harassment at the workplace is a major concern around the globe, including India!
The Government of India enacted the PoSH Act, 2013, with the goal of creating a safe workplace for women. Full form of PoSH is Prevention of Women from Sexual Harassment at Workplace. The act encompasses all aspects of the subject at hand, such as Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal. It gives women the mechanism to report […]
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that can have a significant impact on an individual’s mental and emotional well-being, as well as on their work performance. It is important for organizations to have a clear policy in place to address and prevent sexual harassment, and for HR to play a key role in implementing and […]