POSH Act: Updates & Cases

POSH Act Applicable To Girl Students Of A School: Calcutta HC

While pulling apart the curtains, the Calcutta High Court in a learned, laudable, landmark and latest judgment titled Pawan Kumar Niroula Vs Union of India and others in WP.CT86 of 2021 and 2022 LiveLaw Cal (15) that was delivered finally on January 24, 2022 spelled out explicitly that the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of …

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Bombay High Court: Issues Guidelines To Shield Anonymity, No Media Reporting, Public Disclosure Of POSH Case Judgments Without Prior Approval

The Bombay High Court, issuing guidelines for cases regarding Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplaces, has directed that such matters will be heard either in-camera or in the judge’s chambers, orders are not to be passed in open court and should not be uploaded on the official HC website either. A bench of Justice Gautam …

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Sexual Harassment Cases At Offices Decline In FY21

Sexual harassment cases at workplaces in India’s largest companies fell sharply in the last financial year as these organizations shifted to remote and hybrid work models following the coronavirus outbreak. The total number of sexual harassment complaints at workplaces in 44 Nifty companies fell 38.26% in FY21, showed data analysed by anti-sexual harassment advisory complykaro.com …

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Madras HC: Personal Feuds At Workplace Not Sexual Harassment

Justice N Sathish Kumar, who had initially granted an interim stay in the execution of the Commission’s order, set it aside after holding that there was no material available to show that the woman raised allegations to the college management, except a copy stated to have sent to the Coimbatore Police Commissioner, that too after …

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Alphabet Employees’ Letter on Workplace Harassment Serves Reminder of Issues with Big Tech

Google and Alphabet employees have addressed an open letter to company chief Sundar Pichai, speaking about the lack of action from the company in acting against those accused of harassment. The letter follows an op-ed by ex-Google employee, Emi Nietfeld, on the New York Times, where she spoke about how even after being reported of harassment, her …

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Supreme Court: No Relief For Delhi Judicial Officer On Sexual Harassment Row

The Supreme Court has refused to come to the rescue of a Delhi judicial officer suspended for sexual harassment charges levelled by a female court employee. The officer had questioned the power of the Delhi High Court to issue such a major punishment into the pending inquiry of the complaint. Upholding the action of the …

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Harassing Woman Posted In Different State On Digital Platform Constitutes Harassment In Common Workplace: Rajasthan HC

Sending inappropriate messages to a subordinate co-worker beyond office hours would constitute sexual harassment in the workplace, the Rajasthan High Court held on Monday. Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma passed the ruling while rejecting a challenge to the harassment charges on the ground that the complainant and the accused were in different States. In this case, a senior …

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Supreme Court: Pulls Up Telangana Govt For ‘insensitivity’ In Dealing With BHEL Officer Suicide Case

The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on the Telangana government and the Telangana state police for their insensitive approach towards a BHEL employee who committed suicide last year on account of workplace sexual harassment. The bench of Justice A. M. Khanwilkar was hearing a writ petition, through advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, by the …

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Top Indicators Of Workplace Harassment: Work-From-Home realm

Work-from-home is the new norm now. The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses across the world to enforce the system of remote working, to reduce the spread of the deadly virus. Even if one can’t enjoy the daily work life at offices, this phenomenon has its own perks too. Remote working has uplifted health benefits for …

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