Sexual harassment at workplace law gets tepid response [India]

Author: Shilpa Phadnis & Sujit John, Times of India, Published on: 1 May 2014

It's been a year since the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act was passed...Many of the larger and more progressive companies have taken important steps, but…are yet to implement measures in the full spirit of the act. The vast majority of business establishments…are still trying to figure out what to do...Experts agree that most companies have, at best, taken only partial steps in all of these areas. Many rushed to establish internal complaints committees soon after the act was passed. But not many of these committees have, as required by the law, a person from an NGO or association committed to the cause of women...The biggest ground yet to be covered is in educating and sensitizing employees. Some have one-off workshops for department heads, but make no effort to ensure the message filters down...[refers to Infosys, Mindtree, Wipro]

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