Sexual Harassment Law Compliance in Schools

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Sexual Harassment Law Compliance in Schools

The Sexual Harassment Act mandates constitution of an ICC by the employer who has more than 10 employees. It extends to all workplaces. It  imposes upon employers the duty to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment and to provide the procedures for the resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts, of sexual harassment by taking all steps required.

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013) covers the female employees of the school. It does not extend to students. Children below the age of 18 are covered under the Protection of Child form Sexual Offences Act, 2012. It acts as a preventive and redressal mechanisms for teachers and associated employees of schools to provide a safe workplace framework.

Delhi govt asks schools to form committees to handle sexual harassment complaints,  Hindustan Times, June 18

https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/delhi-govt-asks-schools-to-form-committees-to-handle-sexual-harassment-complaints/story-wqATjI3oSrMvy14chSvBbP.html

Schools told to form panels to check Sexual Harassment , The Tribune, June 19, 2018

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/delhi/schools-told-to-form-panels-to-check-sexual-harassment/607349.html

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