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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 …

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 …

What if the witness refuses to speak in an Internal Committee inquiry?

Problem Statement:  As per CCTV evidence and the victim’s statements a witness was present when the incident occurred. But the witness feigns ignorance. This witness’s testimony is very crucial to the case. As an IC member, is there any action that can be taken?  Witness’s Right to silence. The Constitution of India guarantees every person right against …

If You are a Victim, how to deal with SEXUAL HARASSMENT !!!

If you are victim, how to deal with Sexual Harassment: In my workshops, this is one of the most common question that people ask me. Not in the crowd but during the breaks or at the end of the session as an offline question, listing some of the common tips as below. • Make it …

Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 : Role of Internal Committee at the Workplace

As per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, the role of the Internal Committee (IC) is defined as below: Shall provide assistance to the victim to make the complaint in writing. Complaints need to be filed within 3 months from the last incident occurrence date. IC may extend …

HR’s Dilemma on Sexual Harassment Incidents

A prospective client approached us with the below scenario in her organization faced by her employees in the retail outlets across India: “There are sudden unexpected resignations happening in my organization and especially women folks.  On the last day of exit, they speak up after much probing and confess to the actual reason as being …

Anti Sexual Harassment – FAQs Demystified!!

KelpHR along with PeopleMatters conducted a webinar on “Tricky cases and best practices while handling Sexual Harassment incidents at workplace” on November 29th 2016. This event was attended by more than 135 participants from across corporate India. Click here to listen to our webinar. At the end of the webinar, during the Q and A session, …

Vishaka Guidelines vs Prevention of Sexual Harassment , ASH Act 2013 and real life court room cases!!!

The legal dictionary defines sexual harassment as any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature that tends to create a hostile or offensive work environment. Sexual Harassment is a violation of human rights of a person. Human rights are inherent and inalienable and its violation should …