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MeToo 442x295 - Where to find that external POSH member

Where to find that external POSH member

The #MeToo movement has raised awareness in the workplace and, along with it, the demand for appointing an external member for the internal complaints committee

The #MeToo movement has raised awareness in the workplace and, along with it, the demand for appointing an external member for the internal complaints committee

MeToo - Where to find that external POSH member

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‘It’s time to rethink Vishaka to include past incidents’

A major flaw that needs addressing in cases of workplace sexual harassment under the 1997 Vishaka guidelines (these were superseded by the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2013) is its failure to apply to cases retrospectively Read More….

LiveMint News - ‘It’s time to rethink Vishaka to include past incidents’

A major flaw that needs addressing in cases of workplace sexual harassment under the 1997 Vishaka guidelines (these were superseded by the Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2013) is its failure to apply to cases retrospectively

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Woman alleges sexual harassment by 43 of her colleagues

In a shocking incident, a woman engineer of a company has lodged a complaint with the Noida police alleging that she was molested by 43 employees of her company. The complainant, who is in her mid 20s, is a resident of Ghaziabad and has been working with the Noida branch of the IT company since …

Rape representation 43Colleague - Woman alleges sexual harassment by 43 of her colleagues

In a shocking incident, a woman engineer of a company has lodged a complaint with the Noida police alleging that she was molested by 43 employees of her company.

The complainant, who is in her mid 20s, is a resident of Ghaziabad and has been working with the Noida branch of the IT company since 2016. Sector 58 police of Noida has named 21 people in an FIR while 22 others have been mentioned as unknown since the complainant did not know their names.

In the complaint, a copy of which is available with India Today, she told police that some colleagues had harassed her and made sexual advances in the office since November 2017. “I was asked to sleep with some of my colleagues,” reads the complaint.

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Best Practices of PoSH which transformed organizations

The PoSH Act celebrated its 4th anniversary on 9th Dec 2017. In the last 4 years, it has influenced organizations to consider sexual harassment very seriously. The domino effect has led to several companies adopting best practices in handling sexual harassment effectively. In the last 4 years, the confluence of the Act along with several …

The PoSH Act celebrated its 4th anniversary on 9th Dec 2017. In the last 4 years, it has influenced organizations to consider sexual harassment very seriously. The domino effect has led to several companies adopting best practices in handling sexual harassment effectively.

In the last 4 years, the confluence of the Act along with several external factors has nudged companies to consider sexual harassment (SH) at the workplace with the seriousness it merits. Some organizations are going beyond what is mandated to identify ingenious ways for handling the issue of SH plaguing women at the workplace. At the same time, there are still several companies which continue to under-report the number of SH incidents. But overall, the PoSH Act has propelled organizations to comply with its mandate and make the workplace safer for its female employees.

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Uber reportedly ignored repeated sexual harassment by manager

A former engineer at Uber wrote that she was sexually harassed and that her complaints were ignored by the human resources department, despite other harassment reports against the same manager. Furthermore, she says she was threatened with firing for reporting sexist emails and other issues. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has responded, calling what she describes as “abhorrent” and …

A former engineer at Uber wrote that she was sexually harassed and that her complaints were ignored by the human resources department, despite other harassment reports against the same manager. Furthermore, she says she was threatened with firing for reporting sexist emails and other issues. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has responded, calling what she describes as “abhorrent” and saying “anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.”

Fowler signed up with Uber in 2015 as a site reliability engineer. She claims that shortly after starting, a manager messaged her saying he was in an open relationship and looking for sexual liaisons. “It was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR,” she said.

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Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide. Read More…

Driven by outrage and a resolve to correct a power imbalance that seemed intractable just months ago, 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide.

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Sexual harassment case against Taj CEO Rakesh Sarna made it tougher for Cyrus Mistry

The handling of a sexual harassment case against Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (IHCL) boss Rakesh Sarna may have been among the factors that led to the shock dismissal of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons on October 24, when Ratan Tata took back the reins at the group’s holding company until a successor is …

The handling of a sexual harassment case against Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (IHCL) boss Rakesh Sarna may have been among the factors that led to the shock dismissal of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons on October 24, when Ratan Tata took back the reins at the group’s holding company until a successor is found.

While the woman concerned left the Tata group a year ago, Mistry’s office said he had strictly followed protocols and that an inquiry was ongoing. It rebuffed suggestions that there had been a delay in starting an investigation against the former Hyatt executive who’d been handpicked by Mistry to revive IHCL, which runs the Taj group of hotels.

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