Intimidating hostile or offensive work

Posted by / 10-Jan-2018 07:16

Unintentional or misinterpreted behaviour may cause feelings of harassment.

The examples given below, which include unacceptable physical and verbal conduct, are not exhaustive.

Provisions made in the Protection against harassment of women at the workplace Act requires all public and private organizations to adopt an internal Code of Conduct and a complain and appeals mechanism aimed at establishing a safe working environment for working women.

It shall be the responsibility of the employer to ensure implementation of this Act, including but not limited to incorporate the Code of Conduct as a part of their management policy.

Combat Law, Volume 2, Issue 3 - Sexual Harassment affects all women in some form or the other. In fact, working women most commonly face the backlash to women taking new roles, which belong to male domains within patriarchy.

Lewd remarks, touching, wolf-whistles, looks are part of any woman? Sexual Harassment at work is an extension of violence in everyday life and is discriminatory, exploitative, thriving in atmosphere of threat, terror and reprisal.

The government is committed to create a safe working environment for women, which is free of harassment, abuse and intimidation with a view toward fulfillment of their right to work with dignity.

In this endeavor an Act of Parliament to make provisions for the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace has been promulgated in March 2010.

The issue is of concern for both women and the employers as studies show that sexual harassment touches lives of nearly 40-60% of working women.

Sexual harassment is all about expression of male power over women that sustain patriarchal relations.

It is used to remind women of their vulnerability and subjugated status.

It also adheres to the Human Rights Declaration, the United Nation’s Convention for Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women and ILO’s convention 100 and 111 on workers’ rights.

It adheres to the principles of Islam and all other religions in our country which assure women’s dignity.

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Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following: The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.

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