Most Indian companies and MNCs are not compliant with ‘Sexual Harassment Act 2013’: FICCI

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): According to the National Commission for Women (NCW), there is a noticeable rise in sexual harassment at the workplace.

From 249 complaints (reported) of sexual harassment at work place in the year 2013, the same doubled in the year 2014 to 526 complaints.

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 aims to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at the workplace and the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for connected matters.

This is employers’ responsibility to provide a safe working environment to women employees. This is mandated to constitute the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to display the penal consequences of sexual harassment, organize orientation programs for the members of the ICC and arranging awareness programs for employees.

FICCI – EY report ‘Fostering Safe Workplaces’ is a study to identify the changing dynamics of the workforce with regard to prevention of sexual harassment of women. This report is an endeavor to decipher how far we have reached with respect to combating the issue. (ANI)

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