Efficacy of Laws Relating to Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace in India: Study
Volume IV, Issue I, 2021
India is expeditiously advancing in terms of its developmental goals. Those days are gone when only men used to step out of the house and go to their respective workplaces in order to earn a living, now presence of women can be seen in almost every sector of the workforce. However, societal evils like Sexual Harassment of women at workplace still exists. This is a clear violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India. In order to provide a safe working environment for women, the Ministry of Women and Child Development enacted and passed Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Protection and Redressal) Act, 2013(POSH) in the year 2013. This act has been implemented in order to prevent instances of Sexual Harassment, provide protection to the aggrieved women and also provide a proper redressal mechanism. This paper explains in detail the various provisions of the POSH Act, 2103.