POSH Alert | Sep 2019 : Prerequisite Traits for nominating IC Members

Under the Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (the “Act”), the Internal Committee (“IC”) is the Redressal Mechanism empowered with the powers of a Civil Court for resolution of sexual harassment complaints. With such enormous powers vested, the biggest challenge before the employer is to nominate Internal Committee members whose responsibility …

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POSH Alert | Aug 2019 : Roles and Responsibilities of IC Members

The purpose of constituting an Internal Committee as envisioned and prescribed per the law on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace is to create a healthy working environment that enables employees to work without fear or prejudice, gender bias and sexual harassment. The Internal Committee members are responsible and accountable for the role they play. …

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POSH Alert | July 2019 : POSH @ Workplace – Evolving role of Senior Leadership

Over the last couple of years, a significant number of employees have experienced some form of harassment at work, including Sexual Harassment. This was evidenced by the #MeToo movement sweeping social media for a large part of 2019 too. With time it is being increasingly proven that doing only the traditional mandatory sexual harassment training …

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POSH Alert | June 2019 : Global Anti-Harassment Policies Vs. Local Laws – A perspective!

Today’s global workplaces have undergone a dramatic shift in terms of culture, experiences and expectations. Many Organizations have taken it upon themselves to ensure their workplaces are free from harassment of any form. A pertinent question in this era of global operations then, is about the framing of policies, reporting procedures and redressal mechanisms, which …

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POSH Alert | May 2019 : The Gender Issue

The Gender Issue The Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013 (the “Act”) is a statute aimed at creating a safe and healthy work environment for women. When the Act was brought into effect, organizations started off by aligning with the mandate prescribed under the Act, but over time, many companies evolved …

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POSH Alert | April 2019 : Flurry of instances of sexual harassment both in India and at a global level

In the last month, the media has reported a flurry of instances of sexual harassment both in India and at a global level. We have seen scores of articles in various media from a cross-section of industries ranging from start-ups to garment industry to large multinationals, schools, universities and colleges, from the US Navy to …

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POSH Alert | March 2019 : The aftermath of #MeToo

The aftermath of #MeToo The shockwaves post the #MeToo movement has brought to fore the gravity and extent of sexual harassment at the workplace which many employers are taking cognizance of. With this new or renewed focus on gender issues, creating a comfortable and safe working environment is more of a right than a choice …

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POSH Alert | Feb 2019 : Has your organisation submitted the Annual Report?

Has your organisation submitted the Annual Report? Submission of Annual Report under Sec.21(1) As per the provision under Sec.21(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“the Act”); the Internal Committee or the Local Committee as the case may be, shall in each calendar year prepare, in such …

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POSH Alert | Jan 2019 : 5 years of Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) of Women at Workplace Act in India

BCP Associates successfully hosted its first exclusive Knowledge Sharing & Networking Event to commemorate 5 years of Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) of Women at Workplace Act in India on 16th January 2019 at The Capitol, Bengaluru. The event was chaired by Mr B C Prabhakar and other experts at BCP Associates to discuss developments …

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POSH Alert | Dec 2018 : Tackling Sexual Harassment at the Workplace…proactively

Tackling Sexual Harassment at the Workplace…proactively 2018 has witnessed trying times for many corporates around varied forms of harassment at the workplace, most notable being Sexual Harassment. There have been different approaches that companies have adopted to counter this menace at the workplace, the most effective of all being timely sensitisation of employees on this …

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