POSH Act | Participation Of Accused In Appraisal Process Of Complainant Makes Mockery Of Entire Process: Calcutta High Court
The Calcutta High Court has recently held that the actions of an accused under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“POSH Act”), in being party to an appraisal report of the complainant thereunder, “vitiates and makes a mockery of the entire process.”
In hearing a contempt application filed by the complainant/petitioner against the accused, his company and its agents, a single-bench of Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya directed the respondents/contemnors to prove that they had not been in “contumacious violation” of the Court’s orders, and that the impugned appraisal report was unconnected to the charges under the POSH Act, invoked by the petitioner against the accused/contemnor no 5. It was held:
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July 13, 2023
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