In furtherance of our initiative to #SHINE some light over the laws regarding sexual harassment in India, we set out to discover the true meaning of ‘workplace’ and how it has evolved over time.
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, otherwise known as the PoSH Act, 2013 entitles everyone by law to a workplace that is safe and free from sexual harassment. Under the Act, ‘workplace’ includes:
- The physical premises of the office;
- Transportation provided by employer to take an official journey;
- Any place visited by the employee arising out of or during the course of employment;
- The transportation provided by the employer for undertaking such journey;
- Telecommuting or any other work related communication over any virtual platform
Watch this video to understand how the concept of the average ‘workplace’ has diversified by the introduction of co-working spaces, virtual communication platforms, video conferences, etc.
To help monitor and limit the scope of sexual harassment, the law now encompasses communications and interactions happening over every such platform. With strict vigilance and governance over this activity, a safe work environment can definitely be secured in any workplace!
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