Sexual Harrasment of Women at Workplace(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
comes in force after the landmark judgment of Vishakha Vs State of Rajasthan after a span of 16 years.
Sexual Harrasment is termed as violation of the fundamental rights of women at working place. its violationof Article 14 article 15 and Article 21 of Indian Constitution. Its also violation of right to practice any proffesion or carry any trade, buisiness or occupation. The term Sexual Harrasment means any unwelcome acts or behaviour, directly or impliedely for physical contact and advances, demand or request for sexual favours, making sexualy coloured remarks, showing pornography or any verbal or non-verbal conduct.
If any women facing such problem at her work place , she can make complaint to the competant authority which include Internal Commite and External Commitee as well. If the employer fails to comply with the provision of the Act then they will be liable for penalties upto 50,000/-. The Commitee required to complete its inquiry within 90 days and the report will be sent to Employer or the District Officer , depends on the nature of the case and they are mandate to take action within 60 days.The inquiry process is confidential. it applies to all Govt. , Non govt, private sectors also to daaily wages employee.
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