News By/Courtesy: G Kusuma | 15 Mar 2021 10:53am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sexual harassment is an unwelcomed behavior of sexual nature that is inappropriate
  • The aggrieved woman can make a complaint in writing to the ICC if she is sexually harassed
  • The Section 354A of Indian Penal code also provides for a similar definition of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is an unwelcomed behavior of sexual nature that is inappropriate in nature such as any form of physical advances or remarks. The section 2(n) of the POSH Act defines sexual harassment. Any form of discrimination and harassment based on sex is not always of sexual nature. For instance, any other form of bad behavior that is not exactly sexual may still amount to harassment based on sex. Sexual harassment can be through online or person-to-person contact like any offensive jokes or unwanted gestures of affection or maybe even texting unwanted and offensive messages. The Section 354A of Indian Penal code also provides for a similar definition of sexual harassment. An appropriate example of sexual harassment can be when an employer engages in repeated touching and commentary over a female employee for few months and also trying to gain entry into her home one morning and threatening to misbehave with her. If a woman is sexually harassed by any means she can file a complaint about the same, to get justice. The aggrieved woman can make a complaint in writing to the ICC if she is sexually harassed. Ways to overcome it: 1. We must publically respond to inappropriate behavior and must demonstrate the real consequences, this would warn others, and also it demonstrates to all employees and the public that your company will not tolerate sexual harassment. 2. We must not be very liberal to our co-workers if we have a feeling that they are taking advantage of us. We must not encourage touching and any other bodily contact, unwanted jokes and gestures, offensive words, etc. 3. If anyone in the workplace is sexually harassing us, we must approach a person who can help us. we must approach the superior or the human resource office, and an immediate investigation of the charge should occur. 4.we must implement strategies or policies and must educate the co-workers that sexual harassment is not tolerated in the workplace and if the strategies and policies are not taken seriously, then we must make sure trick actions are taken and we must demonstrate the real consequences and make them realize that you mean it. 5. For further protection we must carry pepper sprays to ensure safety and use it only in severe situations. If the matter is worse, then we must file a complaint and approach the court of law. 

 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 15 Mar 2021 7:37am IST


Tags : #POSH #Fight Back Sexual Harassment

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