Important Announcement on the Supreme Court Directives – Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplaces Act (PoSH Act) of 2013
The Supreme Court of India in a recent judgement spoke about the status of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (PoSH Act). It said that even a decade after its introduction, the adoption and implementation remains poor. The following directives aim to address the situation on a fast track basis.
As An Employer What You Need To Know
Digital Accessibility: List out details of your company’s Internal Committee members, contact details, a copy of the PoSH policy and a detailed procedure to submit online complaints on your company website. Make sure these are updated from time to time!
Training: Invest time and other resources towards building the skill and capacity of your Internal Committee members to perform their roles well. Are your Internal Committee members well versed in the procedure of conducting inquiry and facilitating a conciliation? If not, contact us for our IC training programs.
Orientation Programs and Awareness: Employees to be given training programs for understanding the relevant concepts and to empower them about their rights. Women employees and women’s groups to be given focused awareness workshops. KelpHR can conduct all of these for your organization.
Implications For Employers: Communicate the importance and seriousness of the subject in your company culture and values. Make sure your employees know that this is a non-negotiable aspect of being part of the company.
Verification Exercise: There may be surprise inspections from representatives of the Central and State Governments. Keep relevant documents and paperwork complete and handy. Below is the list of documents needed.
- PoSH Policy as per the guidelines.
- Pictures of Posters put up in your office location and/or on your website.
- List of all your IC members with their contact details.
- Trainings conducted for your IC members and agenda covered.
- Details of Employee awareness sessions conducted and topics covered.
- Details of women sessions conducted.
- Annual report of at least last 3 years.
Earlier this year, KelpHR commenced a PoSH audit exercise to gauge compliance levels and offer guidance to improve on awareness, trust and safety parameters in your organization.
For any further clarifications on this directive, to get audited, speak to our advisors, enroll in our training programs and to set up training sessions for your organization write in to firstname.lastname@example.org, call +91-9500129652.
KelpHR was incorporated in 2013 to provide the best HR solutions to organizations, and to improve workplace culture across the board. Over the last 10 years, we have serviced more than 700 clients in India and a few overseas, across various industries in the areas of PoSH (prevention of sexual harassment at workplace), D, E & I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) and EAP. But the common objective of all of these services is to build safer, happier, inclusive and productive workplaces.
For our services related to Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (D,E &I) or Employee Assistance programs (EAP) do get in touch with us at email@example.com, call +91-95001-29652 and we’d be able to help you with customized offerings suited to your organization.