Workplace Sexual Harassment of Women!


With Reference to the Times Of India, Gurgaon page -8 report – Amex Executive Accuses Manger of Harassment- This is very common and day to day routine in our “Frank Corporate Culture”!!! as stated By Senior Employee of the same company ” against this complaint.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behaviour, which could be expected to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. It can be physical, verbal or written.

Sexual harassment is not consensual interaction, flirtation or friendship. Sexual harassment is not behaviour that is mutually agreed upon.

Sexual harassment is covered in the workplace when it happens:

• at work

• at work-related events or where people are carrying out work-related functions

• between people sharing the same workplace

A single incident is enough to constitute sexual harassment – it doesn’t have to be repeated.

The Law

The 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(Also knows as Vishaka guidelines).

It was reported by the International Labour Organization that very few Indian employers were compliant to this statute. Most Indian employers have not implemented the law despite the legal requirement that any workplace with more than 10 employees need to implement it. According to a FICCI-EY November 2015 report, 36% of Indian companies and 25% among MNCs are not compliant with the Sexual Harassment Act, 2013.The government has threatened to take stern action against employers who fail to comply with this law.

These statistics should tell us something very important; that women are not being equipped to defend themselves against an attacker.

Some reasons why women should learn self-defense:

1) Crime can happen to anyone at anytime.

2) Be the role model for the next generation.

3) Become Empowered.

4) This is true LIFE Insurance.

5) Do it for those who count on you.

How to learn self-defence:

There are many organizations available in the market which provides high quality self defense training and even you can train after getting your skills up in defense training.

As a reference, lets take the name of “The lady Bodygaurd: VeenaGupta “. Veena is a pre-eminent name in the security services domain. She is also famous for her groundbreaking work and initiatives undertaken for self-defense and empowerment of women. Her bold aura and skyrocketing confidence radiates wherever she goes and creates an impact on her colleagues and fellow members.

Presently, she is actively involved in providing risk management and protection services to her esteemed clients. She also imparts training sessions and organizes camps on varied topics, ranging from fire safety, to emergency procedures, road safety, women safety, soft skills, and many more. She is the founder member of various groups dedicated towards creating awareness for a safe and secure community.

So use your inner strength, know your rights and your job will be secure as always with the same respect. So Live with dignity and stand for your right!!

And we all know that: “A strong women stands up for herself. A stronger women stands up for everyone else.”



Source by Naveen Kadyan

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