The Law on Protection of woman from Sexual Harassment started from the landmark judgement of the Apex Court in Vishakha and Ors. v. State of Rajasthan and has been crystallised and made binding on all organisations and employers through The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (Hereinafter referred to as POSH Act).
The act covers all offices, organisations, companies, establishments, undertakings, enterprise and institutions. Offices/ organisations that employ more than 10 employees have further been imposed with additional responsibilities such as the constitution of an Internal Complaints Committee for sexual harassment complaint redressal.
POSH Act and the POSH Rules provide a comprehensive set up for addressing sexual harassment at workplace. The Act has imposed duties and obligations which are in the form of Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at work. The duties listed below are compulsory and mandatory for the employer to follow to be in compliance with POSH Act.
To help understand the extensive list of duties of the employer we have prepared a comprehensive checklist of the mandatory duties. This checklist is a handy tool to check whether an organization is compliant with anti-sexual harassment laws in India.