In a scenario, where there is a complaint that fits in SH definition, but the complainant refuses to go with ICC and wants to go with HR – is that ok? Or can we coax the complainant to raise the case with ICC?
As per the Law, IC is the only forum where Sexual harassment complaints are raised and redressal is sought for. No other department’s action or redressal will be accepted by the court of Law. It is important to understand why the complainant is not comfortable with ICC. The complainant has the rights to request in writing with the reason for requesting the change in IC member. The same will be considered by the IC team if reason is justified.