The court said equalising of sexes in every aspect of life is a constitutional imperative and the working environment is required to be as safe and secure for women.
The Delhi High Court has held that there is "absolutely nothing" that limits the scope of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (SHW Act) to cases where a woman employee is sexually harassed by ...
The court said equalising of sexes in every aspect of life is a constitutional imperative and the working environment is required to be as safe and secure for women as it is for men.
"Even an apprehension, by a woman, that her safety might be compromised or endangered in the workplace is, therefore, abhorrent to our constitutional ethos," it said.
A bench of Justices C Hari Shankar and Manoj Jain upheld an order passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that had dismissed an IRS officer's plea challenging the jurisdiction of an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) issuing him a notice...
"There is absolutely nothing in the SHW Act which limits its scope only to cases where a woman employee is sexually harassed by another employee working in her own office, and excepts its application where the delinquent employee is employed elsewhere the tribunal (CAT) has also held so, and we completely agree.
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July 3, 2023
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