What is the PPR Approach as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013?
The Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal (PPR) approach is a key feature of the POSH Act, 2013. This approach aims to create safe and harassment-free workplaces for women.
It refers to the steps taken by the employer to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers must take measures such as establishing internal committees, conducting awareness and sensitization programs and implementing policies and guidelines to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
This refers to the prohibition of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Here, prohibition is strictly related to restricting unwelcoming acts/behaviors in the workplace related to sexual harassment. Employers must communicate such restrictions through policy, process, and awareness programs. They must ensure that their employees, including visitors, are aware of such prohibitions.
This refers to the mechanisms put in place to address and redress complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are required to establish internal committees to address sexual harassment complaints, and employees have the right to file complaints with the committee if they experience any form of sexual harassment.