Full Day Discussion Based Interactive Training for Internal Committee with Mock Case Studies (Webinar)

Interactive session to educate IC Members about their role and responsibilities under the Law against Sexual Harassment. You can scroll down to see the details of some of the topics we will cover during this session. Recording not permitted.

All the below mentioned headings shall be discussed keeping in mind the recent developments that have taken place under this Law in light of recent case laws of the Supreme Court and the various High Courts and cases reported by media along with touching upon our handling of real life cases in such matters including counselling provided, inquiries & conciliations handled and the cases taken up for litigation.

Duration: Full Day

Batch Size: All IC Members

Give-aways:

  1. A power point presentation for quick reference
  2. Checklist for compliance
  3. Checklist for timelines
  4. Do’s and Don’ts and things to keep in mind

This program will also includes learning from: Videos, Case Scenarios and Real-life examples, Polling and Quizzes. Sessions will be tailored to your Oragnization’s requirement. Hence, kindly provide us with a copy of your anti-sexual harassment / prevention of sexual harassment policy, list of IC members and other details that you would like us to be aware of when conducting the program.

Session can also be tailored to the context of COVID-19 & work from home and the practices / processes being followed by your Organization (if any). Alternatively, a call can be scheduled to discuss your expectations & requirements. Once you have placed the order, we will confirm the date and facilitator details.

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TIME TOPIC METHODOLOGY
10:00am – 11:00am DISCUSSION ON LAW AND ITS BACKGROUND

 DISCUSSION ON IC AND THEIR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Introduction to the Law

  • Understanding Employer’s responsibilities under Law, its importance & consequences of non-compliance
  • Composition, appointment, removal & term of office of Internal Committee (IC) – Do’s & Don’ts
  • The importance of following process prescribed by Law
  • Role of IC members & HR in assisting Employer in fulfilling the same
Case laws Discussions Activity & Polling
Mock Complaint & Response Copy which will be shared in advance will be discussed here on:
11:00am – 1:00pm DISCUSSION ON NUANCES RELATED TO THE TERM – SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 DISCUSSION ON THE TERMS – COMPLAINANT & RESPONDENT

 DISCUSSION ON REDRESSAL MECHANISM AND DEALING WITH PRACTICAL CHALLENGES

Introduction to the concept of Sexual Harassment

  • Sexual Harassment: Types & Criteria
  • Sexual harassment: physical vs. virtual
  • Workplace harassment vs. sexual harassment
  • Nature of complaints you get and how to identify if it’s a sexual harassment complaint

Introduction to other important concepts under Law

  • Who can file a complaint?
  • Who is an employee?
  • What is Workplace?
  • Types of complaints
  • Against whom can you receive complaints?
  • Assistance in filing the complaint

Redressal mechanism and dealing with other challenges

  • Process of Conciliation & things to keep in mind
  • Process of Inquiry
  • Evidence: What is admissible, what is NOT?
  • Witness: How to examine and cross-examine?
  • Principles of natural justice: what does that mean
  • in the real world
  • Discussion on malicious complaints
Understanding the concepts & various scenarios through Mock Complaint & Response Copy along with real life examples, case laws, case studies, etc. 
Lunch Break 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm MOCK INQUIRY-PROCESS OF INQUIRY FROM A LEGAL & PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE

 UNDERSTANDING DRAFTING OF INQUIRY REPORT

  1. Setting the guidelines for inquiry (including virtual) with parties
  2. Handling difficult situations faced by IC
  3. Challenges arising from examination & cross-examination of Parties
  4. Challenges arising from examination & cross-examination of Witnesses
  5. Dealing with the challenge of confidentiality and privacy
  6. Gathering of evidence virtually and challenges associated with it
  7. Dealing with challenges arising from electronic communication & other social media platforms
  8. Role of Management in inquiries and outcome
  9. Understanding sensitive interviewing skills:
    a. Minimizing the influence of personal biases on the way inquiry is being conducted
    b. Focusing on ‘How’ to ask questions
    c. Skill of active listening, empathy and paraphrasing
  10. Key things to keep in mind when drafting an inquiry report
  11. Red Flags: Common lapses & Tips
  12. Do’s & Don’ts
Understanding the process through Mock Complaint & Response Copy along with real life examples, case laws, case studies etc. 

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