Policy Against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace: Guidelines for National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

Kurup, Anitha and Haricharan, Smriti and Mancheri, Nabeel A and Sunder, Sumithra and Kumar, Namitha A (2013) Policy Against Sexual Harassment at the Workplace: Guidelines for National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India. Documentation. NIAS.

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Abstract: Sexual Harassment at the Workplace (SHW) has remained one of the central concerns of the women’s movement in India since the early-’80s. Before 1997, women experiencing SHW had to lodge a complaint under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code that deals with the ‘criminal assault of women to outrage women’s modesty’, and Section 509 that punishes individual/individuals for using a ‘word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman’. These sections left the interpretation of ‘outraging women’s modesty’ to the discretion of the police officer/s. In 1997, the Supreme Court passed a landmark judgment in the Vishakha case laying down guidelines to be followed by establishments in dealing with complaints about sexual harassment. THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT THE WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT was passed in April 2013.
Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: NIAS Resources > NIAS Policy Documents
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 10:42
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1355

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