“Who decides whether an Act, Behavior, Conduct or Deed is Sexual Harassment of Woman at Workplace”?
Naturally, the Aggrieved-Woman recipient who experiences unwelcome Coercion, Humiliation, Hurt, Intimidated, Objectified, her Self-Esteem Injured , her Modesty Outraged, Her Human Rights Violated and is seized by a Deep Sense of some Deathless Shame. She silently suffers till the detriment to herself shows up in her Decreased Performance Output, increased absentmindedness & Absenteeism, Loss of Trust on Colleagues, Stress, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Trauma, Guild, Self-Blame, Headaches, Angry, Fatigues, Isolation & Withdrawal, at times Suicidal Tendencies.
Employers should make clear to the Harasser/Perpetrator/Predator that her/his Intent of committing the Act of Harassment on the Prey/ Victim is not the Critical or relevant Factor in Sexual Harassment but Unwelcomeness, irrefutably is the Decider.
Eradication of Sexual Harassment of Women arising out of her Employment or at Workplace is the only Panacea. Sensitizing Employees thru Awareness Programs mandated in Section-19 of SHWW (P,P & R) Act 2013 and not Trivializing Complaint and Speedy Redressal is effective antidote.