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Company Name: Appzen
Date: 28th Feb 2020
Sexual harassment of a woman in workplace is of serious concern to humanity on the whole. It cannot be construed to be in a narrow sense, as it may include sexual advances and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. The victims of sexual harassment face psychological and health effects like stress, depression, anxiety, shame, guilt and so on. In this regard, to tackle the problem of sexual harassment, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, by a Notification dated December 9, 2013 passed the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 which became effective from December 9, 2013. The Ministry also made the rules with regard to the same effective from the same date. These rules are called the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013.
“Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplaces” (POSH) is applicable to all enterprises private or public, big or small and has serious penal liability for non- compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013.
POSH Compliances include –
• Formulating POSH policy and guidelines for the institute as required by the Act
• Constituting and orienting POSH committee
• Sensitization and Awareness generation
• Complaints management
• Case investigation & suggesting management action
• Drafting annual disclosure reports