News: Many offices ill-equipped to handle sexual harassment cases

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Many offices ill-equipped to handle sexual harassment cases

A Financial Express report points out that most of the Indian offices are not equipped to handle sexual harassment cases. Kaustubha Mani, an advocate with PXV Law Partners told Financial Express that Several organisations are still not compliant with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention,Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The report quoted Mani as saying, "What is more shocking is that even to date, there are organisations that haven't even found the necessity to adopt and implement the Supreme Court's guidelines as laid out in Vishakha.”

A Financial Express report points out that most of the Indian offices are not equipped to handle sexual harassment cases. Kaustubha Mani, an advocate with PXV Law Partners told Financial Express that Several organisations are still not compliant with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention,Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The report quoted Mani as saying, "What is more shocking is that even to date, there are organisations that haven't even found the necessity to adopt and implement the Supreme Court's guidelines as laid out in Vishakha.”

Sunil Goel, MD of GlobalHunt, an executive search firm, echoed similar sentiments. He was quoted as saying, "Most of the Indian corporates do follow strict policy for the discrimination of gender and sex but they are only able to act and react once it is reported.” This state of affairs explains India’s poor show in female participation in the workforce. According to the International Labor Organisation, India ranks 11th from the bottom out of the 131 countries for female participation in the workforce.

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