POSH Act

Sexual Harassment at Workplace (POSH)

The Prevention of Sexual Harassment 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

For this, it provides that the aggrieved can file a complaint of sexual harassment within the organization itself and seek redressal via the internal mechanism. For the success of this, 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.

Sexual Harassment at the workplace is a horrific violation of an individual’s rights and serious crime.

For prevention of sexual harassment at workplaces and to address the increasing number of complaints of sexual harassment, the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Laws (POSH) Act was introduced.

Every Employer having 10 or more employees must constitute an Internal Committee (IC) within the Organization to handle complaints of sexual harassment. The Law is applicable to all kinds of Organizations – Private and Public Sector companies, Government Bodies, Ministries, NGOs, Schools & Colleges etc.

Sexual Harassment

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