The PoSH Act, and the procedure for complaint against sexual harassment at the workplace
The PoSH Act was passed in 2013. It defined sexual harassment, lay down the procedures for complaint and inquiry, and the action to be taken in cases of sexual harassment.
The PoSH Act mandates that every employer must constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) at each office or branch that has 10 or more employees. It defines various aspects of sexual harassment, and lays down procedures for action in case of a complaint. (Representational/File)
An investigation published on Thursday (May 4) in The Indian Express revealed that more than half — 16 — of India’s 30 national sports federations do not have an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), a legal requirement under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act, 2013.
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