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Sexual Harassment of Women at

Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition


and Redressal) Act, 2013

S.S.Srinivas, IRPS
Sr.Professor (OB)
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Rule 3C added to RS Conduct Rules,


1966 prohibiting sexual harassment
of women employees (RBE 96/98)
RBE 148/98 : Complaints Committees
RBE 2 / 2015: Rule 3C with Sexual
harassment definition from the
SHWW Act
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Purpose of the Act


To provide:
Protection against sexual
harassment of women at workplace
Prevention of sexual harassment
Redressal of complaints of sexual
harassment
& for matters connected therewith
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Definition: Sexual Harassment


Includes any one or
more
of the following
(earlier
RBE 148/98)
unwelcome acts or behaviour (directly or by
implication) namely:

a) Physical contact or advances

b) A demand or request for sexual


favours
c) Making sexually coloured remarks
d) Showing pornography
e) Any other unwelcome physical,
verbal or non-verbal conduct of
sexual nature

Prevention of Sexual Harassment


No woman shall be subjected to sexual
harassment at any workplace
Circumstances occurring/present in relation to
or connected with any act / behaviour of sexual
harassment may amount to sexual
harassment:
Implied or explicit promise of preferential
treatment in her employment
Implied or explicit threat of detrimental
treatment in her employment; threat about
present/future employment status
Interference with her work or creating
intimidating/ offensive /hostile environment

Constituting Internal Complaints


Committee

Complaint of Sexual Harassment

Provisions for Complaint Redressal

Provisions for Complaint Redressal

False/Malicious Complaint & False


Evidence

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Confidentiality about Complainant /


Complaint etc.

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