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Domestic Violence 442x249 - Do workplaces need to respond to Domestic Violence faced by employees?

Do workplaces need to respond to Domestic Violence faced by employees?

It is proven that $5.3 trillion is the annual cost of domestic violence worldwide which involves cost of employee’s health, justice, medical, police – the time to invest on these cases etc.  Problems faced by working women: 1 in 4 undergo Sexual harassment by intimate partner Denying access to their salary and bank accounts. Gaslighting …

Maternity Act 442x249 - Key Highlights of the Guidelines for setting up and running crèche facility under Maternity Benefit Act 2017

Key Highlights of the Guidelines for setting up and running crèche facility under Maternity Benefit Act 2017

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has recently issued guidelines for setting up and running crèches under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MBA). Some Key highlights are:   Crèche effective from: The provisions of ‘The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act’, 2017 are effective from April 1, 2017. The provision of crèche facility (Section 111 A) was …

weathering the MeToo Storm 442x276 - webinar on Weathering the # MeToo Storm by Viji and Smita

webinar on Weathering the # MeToo Storm by Viji and Smita

There has been an unprecedented number of businesses and leaders held accountable for bad behavior. But the recent #MeToo movement is bigger than any one individual or company. It has sparked a movement of transparency which spans every industry. So what does this means to you and your business? How can companies, boards, and leaders …

Impact of #MeToo on Indian Workplaces. How should one respond?

Impact of # MeToo on Indian Workplaces.How should one respond?

There has been an unprecedented number of businesses and leaders held accountable for bad behavior. But the recent #MeToo movement is bigger than any one individual or company. It has sparked a movement of transparency which spans every industry. So what does this means to you and your business? How can companies, boards, and leaders …

checklist 442x249 - Checklist: How do you know if you are Harassing Someone?

Checklist: How do you know if you are Harassing Someone?

As the Indian #MeToo movement is gaining good momentum and few perpetrators like Chetan Bhagat, Alok Nath coming out and apologizing, it is important to understand the thin line between impact vs intention. Often the defendant’s response is that it was unintentional or harmless touch or joke and that the victim needs to learn to …

Advantages Disadvantages of PoSH Act 442x249 - Advantages and Disadvantages of PoSH Act

Advantages and Disadvantages of PoSH Act

  Advantages and Disadvantages of the PoSH Act, 2013 ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013’ has been a progressive step towards providing women a safe work environment in India. Undeniably so, isn’t it? After all, in the last 5 years since it became a statute, several aspects of …

SHe Box 442x249 - Why ‘SHe-Box’ will get a thumbs up from the working women of India?

Why ‘SHe-Box’ will get a thumbs up from the working women of India?

‘SHe-Box’ can be the game-changer for a woman encountering sexual harassment at the workplace in India. High profile cases of sexual harassment against women have always received significant attention world over and thereby probably a higher opportunity for fair redressal. But what about the plight of an ordinary woman, one for instance who has been …