Country India
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual harassment

Brief Description


The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 provides a safe and secure environment to women at the workplace. The Act covers all women, irrespective of their age or employment status and protect them against sexual harassment at all workplaces both in public and private sector, whether organized or unorganized. The domestic workers has also included under the ambit of the Act. The law provides for a mechanism in the form of Internal and Local Complaints Committee to provide redressal in cases of sexual harassment. It also casts a duty on employers to sensitize employees by carrying out various awareness generation programmes and workshops.

Source of Information

Government of India, National review on Beijing +20, 2015, page 11.

 

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