IS YOUR COMPANY POSH-COMPLIANT?
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (POSH),2013 provides protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and it is applicable to every workplace. This Act is applicable to every workplace, establishment, company or organization employing 10 or more employees irrespective of the location, nature and gender of the employees. It is even applicable in work from home scenario.
Non-compliance with the POSH Act is no small matter for a company. Significant monetary penalties apply for not constituting an Internal Complaints Committee (IC), or not constituting one that adheres to the rules; not acting upon the recommendations of the IC; not filing annual reports as required; and other contraventions of the rules. If a company breaches the rules more than once, the penalties are much worse – up to and including cancellation of a company’s registration or licence to conduct business.
A company can acompany attractexemplary damages if the aggrieved employee goes to the court. And then there’s the reputation damage, which may be irreparable.
Promoting congenial, safe and supportive workplaces for women is simply the right thing for a company to do not only to avoid the mention damages but essentially to safeguard the fundamental rights of Women Employees and Centre for Organization can help you with its expert services, in creating such congenial places to work.
REACH OUT FOR OUR EXPERT SERVICES
Our experts help and advise you as you draft your company’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy, set up your Internal Committee, identify the right person to be its External Member, Provide Awareness Training to your Employees, equip your IC members with necessary knowledge about the process, Conduct POSH Audits.
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