I am Nidhi Agarwal from KrayMan Consultants. Reaching out to you to understand if your Organization has implemented the ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013’ - commonly referred to as POSH Act.
As you must be aware in 2013 the Government of India came up with the above Act which mandated each organization in India to have a policy on prevention, prohibition, and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace for women. It also spelled out the responsibilities of the employer to provide a safe work environment by following the mandatory compliances of the Act as mentioned below:
Release the POSH policy for the Organization including basic definitions/ meanings of the Act. Define the process on how to make a complaint and the redressal mechanism
Constitution of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)
Organize workshops and awareness programs for sensitizing the employees on the Act
Organize capacity & skill building programs for the members of ICC
Appoint an External Member for the ICC
Monitor the timely submission of reports by the ICC for Annual Filing