Friday, May 8, 2015

EY's survey on sexual harassment at the workplace

Titled ‘Reining in sexual harassment at the workplace’ the survey highlights that growing consciousness of issues relating to women’s safety at the workplace has compelled many organizations to take note of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 (referred as the ‘Act’); but the implementation and subsequent change is taking place at a sluggish pace.

·         According to the survey, 40% of the respondents were yet to train their Internal Complaints Committee(ICC) members, although the Act specifically mandates this

·         35% of the respondents were unaware of the penal clause for non-compliance with laws relating to how ICCs should be constituted

·         44% of the respondents’ organizations did not display the penal consequences of sexual harassment, at conspicuous places