Educate employees on POSH Act, 2013
Through this training for employees under POSH Act 2013, organizations will be able to:
- Educate employees on definition of sexual harassment at workplace and dos and donts of professional behaviour
- Sensitize them on Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and its members
- Guide them on the procedures and timelines for filing complaints and investigations
- Make them aware of the consequences of false and misleading complaints
- Align them with the intent of the organization to create safe and inclusive workspaces.
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Is training employees mandatory under POSH Act, 2013?
Yes, employee sensitization sessions are part of the mandatory compliance guidelines under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013 (POSH Act). It is the obligation of the organization to sensitize each and every person working with them to know about the law, what constitutes sexual harassment at workplace and redressal mechanisms available to women in case they face sexual harassment within the workplace.
Is the Session only for Women Employees?
No, as per the law, it is an employer’s mandatory responsibility to conduct the session for each and every employee of the organization to educate and sensitize them of the law related to sexual harassment at workplace and the professional behaviour guidelines. All employees, be it men, women, or any other gender, have to attend this session.
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with this law?
Yes, since this is a labour law compliance, the law prescribes penalty for non- compliance. An organization not conducting mandatory employee sensitization sessions can be penalized with a fine of upto 50,000 INR, which can be extended to cancellation of business license in case of repeated non compliance.