Dwivedi & Associate

Prevention Of Sexual Harassment


PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013 is a legislative act in India that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work. The Act came into force from 9 December 2013. The act was the result of the Vishaka guidelines which were laid down by the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Vishakha and Others vs State of Rajasthan. Hence after the enactment of this Act, this statute superseded the Vishaka Guidelines for Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH) introduced by the Supreme Court (SC) of India.
The Act will ensure that women are protected against sexual harassment at all the work places, be it in public or private. The scope and aim of this act was establishing equality in working conditions everywhere by instilling sense of security at the workplace designed to improve women's participation in work, resulting in their economic empowerment and inclusive growth.
That the Act envisaged setting up of internal committees at every office of the organisation and by the virtue of Section 4, every employer shall constitute a “Internal Complaints Committee” failing which it may result in liable to pay fine and cancellation of license or registration, as the case may be.
That our founder Mr Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, has always been the pioneer in sensitizing the Internal Committees members and creating awareness for the employers so that they every issue be dealt and solved in an appropriate manner, within the four corners of statute. Our founder has always taken keen interest in organising various training programs, best suited as per their needs and requirements of a particular organisation. He has been conducting various legal workshops, on the demands of an organisation and imparting legal training as well as making recommendations to various Internal Committees’ heads by assisting and updating them. He also keeps a note on IC Committee reports, crucial to monitor and suggesting the desired amendments, at times, needed so as to create deterrent effect.