Is your Organization POSH Act 2013 Compliant?
Safety of women is of utmost importance in our society, be it personal space or professional space. To ensure their safety, it is vital to make them aware of their vulnerability to sexual harassment in their surroundings.
Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 has been framed and put to operations on 9th December, 2013 to safeguard women at workplace.
However, a large chunk of Government and private workforce is still in the dark about the provisions and effectiveness of the statute. It is more likely that when the problem is not addressed, the harassment will get worse resulting in attrition of women workforce and many other negative impacts.
There have also been scenarios where despite men being innocent, have been booked under POSH by women just to satisfy of their personal vendetta.
POSH is not just a law. It is the culture of any organization. And, if the safety of employees continues to be a concern, your company might end up having an unhealthy culture. Unhappy employees leads to non-productive organization.
The most effective weapon against workplace harassment is prevention. Harassment against women requires to be addressed in order to be prevented.
It is believed that effective implementation of POSH can help establish a gender neutral environment ensuring safety & respect of all the employees.
When the company fails to constitute an Internal Committee or breaches provisions of this Act or any policies made thereunder then they shall be punishable with high-quality of fifty thousand rupees (INR 50,000).
This program is a self placed video content on POSH. POSH E-learning Module gives the ease of time & comfort to the employees. It also equips the employer with timely reports regarding the status of completion by employees.
This program covers entire workforce in the organization. Regardless of the gender or designation, every employee should have a clear understanding of the concept.
A number of key persons, identified by your HR/Management undergo an intensive Train the Trainer program on the Law and its implications. These key persons are called POSH Ambassadors.
IC Members should be given a thorough understanding of redressal process and hence they should be well equipped with the knowledge of the said law
We extend all possible handholding required to establish the mechanism of POSH in your organization. Guidance in preparing documentation & report along with External Member Empanelment.