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Thursday, February 9, 2023

CII Awareness Session on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work (POSH)

The Government of India has enacted The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“Act”). The Act requires every employer with 10 or more employees to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (“IC”) that will deal with complaints regarding sexual harassment at the workplace.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) over the years has been committed towards Women Empowerment and works closely with industries to strengthen women’s role and participation in the economic sphere and community affairs. In the forum of empowering and strengthening women, our focus areas had always been, Gender equality at workplace; Prevention of sexual harassment at workplace and Women empowerment at the community level. Sexual Harassment at a workplace is considered violation of women right to equality, life and liberty. It creates an insecure and hostile work environment, which discourages women’s participation in work, thereby adversely affecting their social and economic empowerment and the goal of inclusive growth. 

Against this background, CII WUP is organizing Session on “Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work (POSH)” from 1500 – 1700 hrs on 3rd March 2023 at Virtual platform (Cisco Webex). Please note that the POSH Training once a year is mandatory for every organisation to keep in accordance with the law

This workshop is aimed at enabling participants to develop greater understanding of behaviours that maybe considered inappropriate at the workplace in context of Sexual Harassment and the impact of such behaviours. It will also help develop deeper understanding at the leadership level about the responsibilities, impact, and risks for the organization, as a result of behaviour and complaints relating to Sexual Harassment at the workplace. Building skills and enabling the leadership team to carry out its duties as per laid down procedure and follow the law in its true spirit. 

The workshop will focus on following key area:

  • The Scope and Applicability of the Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, Redressal) Act 2013.
  • What amounts to Sexual Harassment?
  • The importance of constituting an Internal Committee and its powers and responsibilities.
  • The redressal mechanism available under the Act.
  • Compliances required under the Act.          

The Faculty, Ms Raddhika Singh is a lawyer with over 16 years of experience and is the Managing Partner at Aletheiaa Legal a law firm she founded in August 2014. She is an Intellectual property & commercial lawyer and startup advisor. Ms Singh has worked with tier 1 law firms of India - Remfry & Sagar, K&S Partners, Luthra & Luthra. She has conducted trainings and workshops for over 8000 participants on matters pertaining to Intellectual property rights, Information Technology laws and Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace and has advised over 350 start-ups on various legal compliances and policy requirements. She has done LLM in Intellectual Property Laws, Kings College London and University of London and LL.B from Delhi University.