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    ILA & KelpHR – Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace

    Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) — we all claim to know what this is about, and so this is a niggling question in everyone’s mind. Why does the messaging have to be reinforced? In actuality, PoSH isn’t just a one-time affair. Why? Let’s take a closer look at our own country India. It is a diverse …

    PoSH : 7th anniversary of The Sexual Harassment Law in the country, what has changed or is still waiting to undergo change

    ’10 Judgements that changed India’ by Zia Mody has a chapter titled ‘All in a day’s work’ outlining the then seminal judgement on the issue of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace. Originally published in 2013, Mody talks about Vishaka Guidelines as a judgement that had enormous value and power to change the way we looked …

    The increasing importance of confidentiality as Sexual Harassment inquiries go virtual

    Ensuring confidentiality is sacrosanct in an inquiry whether it is conducted while ‘Work from Home (WFH)’ or at the office. As the COVID-19 pandemic has prematurely killed the debate on the kind of work that can be executed from the confines of the home, now, more than ever, there is a greater obligation to maintain …

    Instituting a competent IC – easier said than done

    Rupa, an HR Manager, was winding up her work for the day, when she received an unexpected call from the Head-HR, Arka.  Arka asked Rupa to accompany him to a branch office the next day, as part of the Internal Complaints Committee (IC), as an allegation of sexual harassment against the Branch Head required an …

    The timeless essence of Women, Equality and the Mahabharata

    I am Draupadi, the heroine of the epic Mahabharata (all about dharma and karma), and wife of the Pandavas, who were 5 in number. Though I married only one of them, due to a misunderstanding of my mother-in-law – Kunti, all of them became my husbands. We shall not go into that right now, how …

    5 signs that your WFH colleague endures domestic violence

    Karan noticed his new hire Richa avail frequent leave. Was single-handedly managing career and kids, amplified by the absence of a husband traveling on work, taking a toll on her? He tried to broach the topic but she politely sidestepped it.  Soon, Richa didn’t turn up for work, requesting additional leave. Sensing a growing resentment …

    Complying with PoSH is not the end in itself – only the means to the end

    Consultants who guide organizations to comply with the ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013’ tend to hear similar questions from clients.  Clients often ask at the end of an assignment – ‘So, are we all set now? Is there anything else we need to do from our side?’  These …

    Here’s how female employees can stop being interrupted while talking in meetings

    Our team looked forward to weekly Monday meetings as it allowed us the opportunity to share useful updates with one another. I noticed that every time I began with my updates, Prasad, a recent lateral hire, would cut me off, to ask questions. Or midway through my sentence, he would second guess the outcome. Within …

    How does a ‘Culture of Silence’ creep into the workplace?

    Reading an amazing article by Dulini Fernando and Ajnesh Prasad on “How Managers, Co-workers, and HR Pressure Women to Stay Silent About Harassment” made me think of Kripa, the smart recruit, whose short stint in our team was marked with turbulence. Kripa was hired to provide Senior Management with daily operations numbers. To ensure that …