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Session on “Prevention of Sexual Harassment: POSHasya” on April 11, 2014
After a grand success of Indo American Chamber of Commerce- Women’s Business Council workshop on Prevention of
Sexual Harassment at ANZ, IACC organized its next session on “
Litigation versus Mitigation”
at ASM Technologies,
Bengalore on April 11, 2014.
The session was addressed by speakers from Trilegal - Ms. Swarnima and Ms. Aathira Menon. The speakers were
introduced and welcomed by Ms. Laxmi Char, Sr. Director- Global Business Solutions of Yahoo!
Ms. Swarnima and Ms. Aathira Menon from Trilegal
This session covered an analysis on Sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and redressal) Act,
2013. The session gave some insights on Legislative Background. The speakers informed that as per Section2(n), sexual
harassment to include any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behavior(whether directly or by implication)
namely: Physical contact and advances; A demand or request for sexual favors; Making sexually coloured remarks;
Showing pornography; Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
Ms. Swarnima also made the audience aware of that section 3 has broadened the scope of the legislation to cover
incidents which might occur outside the workplace.
The sessions were very interactive. A whole lot of debate took place on the topic. The participants shared their personal
experiences on dealing and facing issues related to sexual harassment in their respective organizations.
Ms. Laxmi Char delivered vote of thanks and concluded the session.
The session was very well received and attended by participants of known organizations like, ANZ Operations &
Technology Pvt Ltd, Café Coffee Day, SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd. and ITC Infotech India Ltd, etc to name a few.