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10 things to know about law relating to sexual harassment at workplace

New Delhi: The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2012 is an act "to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of

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Updated on: September 17, 2014 12:23 IST



2. Sexual harassment includes any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behavior:

  • Physical contact or advances
  • A demand or request for sexual favours
  • Making sexually coloured remarks
  • Showing pornography
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature

 If the following circumstances exist in relation to any behavior, that is, if any act is done under the following circumstances that would also count as sexual harassment:

  • Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in employment
  • Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in employment
  • Implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status
  • Interferes with work or creates an intimidating/hostile/offensive work environment
  • Humiliating treatment likely to affect her health and safety.

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