The Law provides that every Employer having 10 or more employees must constitute an Internal Committee within the Organization to handle complaints of sexual harassment. The Law is applicable to all kinds of Organizations – Private and Public Sector companies, Government Bodies, Ministries, NGOs, Schools & Colleges etc.
There are penalties if the Law is not complied with, including cancellation of license to do business. However, employers should look at complying with this Law not because of these penalties but because sexual harassment free work environment would lead to better growth of business.
Below are some of the things that every employer should know.
So that You can Relax…We bring to you end to end services for complying with Law. Be it Posters, or training your Internal Committee. Drafting your Policy or being an External Member. We do all of this and more for You.
Not only that, we also help you with your D&I initiatives and provide you Legal support as and when required. You can choose what you want below.
Almost every other day important developments are taking place in this field – it is not only that several complaints, resignations etc. are being reported in media but also many cases are regularly being handled by Judiciary which are also setting a precedent for us. Over and above this, the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Department of Personal Training are also regularly bringing updates and taking out circulars. To ensure that everyone is on the same page, we provide recent updates here. You can click on the options below or scroll down to see some of the updates.
For Internal Committee Members
We are not here just to support Employers, we are also here to support you! We understand the tough role you have to play as an Internal Committee (IC) member. Hence, we bring for you several kinds of workshops, get-together, regular updates in this field and more.
You can choose your options below and can check out the recent updates we have provided above.
One on One Discussions
One can grow by reading and being updated but one can grow even further by sharing experiences. It is our endeavor to bring some of the best decisions, actions, experiences and more on record so that others can benefit from them- be it employers, internal committee members, employees, students – anyone!
For Everyone Else
If you are someone who wishes to know what the Law against sexual harassment is all about, or want legal or counselling support, have any queries or need advice, you can also reach out to us and drop your request here.
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She is a trained and practicing Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience of working with a diverse adult population on a breadth of personal and professional issues. Her work covers areas of self-development, emotional regulation, workplace issues, relationships, marriage, parenting, work-life balance, emotional abuse in significant relationships, domestic violence and coping with critical situations.
She holds a B.L.S.LL.B. Degree from the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai. She is an advocate, specialising in corporate laws and laws related to women and child rights, including the law on sexual harassment of women at workplace. In 2015, she co-authored a legal commentary titled ‘Handbook on the law of Sexual Harassment,’ which was published and marketed by none other than Thomson Reuters.
She holds an LL.B. Degree from the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai and an LL.M. (IPR) Degree from the Mumbai University. She specialises in family and criminal laws especially laws related to crime against women such as sexual harassment, domestic violence etc. She has several years of experience in practising in the Bombay High Court, Sessions Court, Family Court and various Magistrate Courts around Mumbai and Thane, in the field of family law and criminal law.
Interactive and practical approach of the team makes the training session informative and leaves you well versed with the topic at the end of the session. My favourite was the role playing that we did during the ICC training, keep up the good work, Cheers.
Media Professional, Bangalore
Indeed a refreshing part of the team of lawyers is a charming Psychologist who adds a much needed sensitive perspective to the law.
Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court
POSH at Work, a lot to offer in terms of expertise, experience and latest trends. The essentials of such specialised practice are present in the three verticals of the organisation. We appreciated the professional and practical approach while interacting with the team.
Ashish Bhakta, Partner ANB Legal
POSH at Work is a unique combination of legal advisors and psychologist – one we didn’t come across while we were looking for assistance in complying with the law. You are doing a great job….All the best!
Aman Verma, Emergus India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Thank you POSH At Work for the knowledge session and hence enlightening us with the guidelines on POSH. The content was well-structured, and made it easy for each one of us to understand the importance of it. The real-life examples were an additional aid, and thus the entire workshop was made very interactive and exciting. Thank you once again! Hope to have more such awareness sessions by POSH At Work.
Ramita Seth, DLT Labs, New Delhi
“Posh at work” has all required expertise to support an organization in setting up the IC and complying with other related laws and procedures. The initial session for IC members conducted by Sumali Natarajan was a very interactive session. It covered all related topics from basics to real time cases, laws amendments etc. I recommend this session to all ICs to be able to understand and execute the law/ related Org policies effectively.
Shyju Menon, Sr. HR Business Partner, Microchip, Bengaluru
Thank you for the educative session on POSH that you made to our ICC members on March 17, 2017. The narrative was well-structured, lucid and reinforced by examples from real-life-like situations. An especially good touch, were the ‘caselets’ you put before participants, seeking their responses on how they would act in given situations, which made the session interesting and ensured participation.
Kashmira Mewawala, Head Business Development & Chief Ethics Counselor, Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
On behalf of Josh Talks, we would like to thank Sanya and the entire team of ‘poshatwork’ for sharing their time and knowledge with us. All the sessions were extremely well-structured, informative and strongly supported with easily understandable examples. Through the team’s diligent guidance and advice, we were able to strengthen the safety and diversity of our work place by drafting guidelines and filing reports. We would like to wish ‘poshatwork ‘all the best for all your future endeavours. Thank you.
Manish Pandey (Josh Talks)
Recently I was trying to read a few things on the issue and came across your website, I particularly liked your effort on the recent related legal cases. It gives the reader an edge and arms the person with recent updates in super simple language. I immediately called the number given on your website and congratulated you team member on the efforts.
Veenu Kakkar (Gender Spesialst and Trainer – Gender Sensitisation, POSH & Soft Skills)
I have known Shivangi for several years now and have had the opportunity to work with her and her team very closely on some matters. With respect to the legal expertise and knowledge she and Sana bring in and the softer aspects that Samriti brings in, shows how good a team they are and have a 360 degree view of what complaints of sexual harassment may entail and how they may need to be handled in different situations. They also have a very good understanding of different industries and industry specific challenges organizations may face and are excellent at explaining nuances while conducting training as well. Wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Posh at Work for conducting and Interactive session to educate our staff members and train IC committee members. Both the sessions were enlightening and appreciated by the participating teachers, administrative staff and IC committee members. The sessions were attended by over 250+ teaching and non-teaching staff members. The sessions were a combination of activities, videos, case scenarios, and real-life examples. A detailed discussion happened with the IC committee members giving them insights on how to handle a case, looking at different scenarios, do’s and dont’s, nitty-gritty of report, and other formal procedures. We wish you success in the future!
Ritu Khanna (Head – Career Counseling & Teacher Training Coordinator – Senior School – Fountainhead School)
POSH at work team have done the Gender Sensitization – awareness programs at VJTI for students and staff. These programs were conducted very well by them. All sessions were very informative. The team was extremely sincere, punctual, cooperative and professional. Starting from what is sexual harassment to every aspect of the Law was covered in a systematic manner. All the students and staff highly appreciated the sessions.
Dr. Prof. Meena S. Panse (Presiding Officer-VJTI ICC)