I do understand your point. That's exactly why i have asked this query,as to how i can involve the staff by sensitizing them in a creative manner (apart from workshops and interactive discussions). If you happen to have any PPTs or nice write up on this then it would be awesome!
Thanks for replying!
In-house HR & IR Advisor
One may create a special team who will address such issues. The team may consist of both men and women. Care should be taken that a bias decision makers are available.
Purpose is to ensure safety and awareness and hence a proactive approach is required rather than reactive.
And email can be created for those who wish to alert the hr team if any employee faces this problem and to tackle this problem very delicately.
The Act mentions that every org must have its own policy and it should be widely circulated. The Act has recognised prevention of covert / overt sexual advancement towards visiting females in all-male org also.
Hence besides other means of awareness, circulating policy, highlighting penal provisions will act as a deterrent for such acts, it is felt. Please read the The Sexual Harassment Of Women At Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition And Redressal) Act, 2013 and rules published later to formulate policy. Can guide for the same in its entirety.
Some information on this topic available on the web goes like this:
4 Key steps to be compliant with the Sexual harassment of women at workplace Act, 2013
1) Sexual Harassment Policy creation compliant to the act – detailing the Employee and Employers roles and responsibilities; Complaint and Redressal mechanisms
2)Internal complaints committee setup as per guidelines and should be equipped to handle complaints after thorough investigation and recommend actions to be taken
3)Employee awareness on the act, Complaints and Redressal mechanisms as detailed in the policy
4)Statutory reporting of the cases filed and action taken should be reported and filed in the Company’s annual report
Here is the direct link to the page:
KELP - A.S.H | Anti Sexual Harrassment
Also there is PPT explaining types of harassment in the workplace, examples and possible preventive actions.
Anti sexual harassment cbt preview
Please checkout for further clarifications.
Good luck to You
The POSHAWW Act has cast an obligation on the employer to create a work environment for women which is free from workplace sexual harassment which includes sensitizing the employees by organising workshops and awareness programmes for all the employees both direct and indirect. The penal provisions of the Act are to be displayed at prominent places as also the Sexual Harassment policy to be circulated amongst all. The list of ICC members with phone nos should be displayed. There should be a single point contact in each department for such grievances.