NISHANT  AWANA
Brief Note on Constitution, Working and Obligations of an Internal Complaint Committee, the Employer, under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
NISHANT AWANA 1 Sep 2017

Brief Note on Constitution, Working and Obligations of an Internal Complaint Committee, the Employer, under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

Brief Note on Constitution, Working and Obligations of an Internal Complaint Committee, the Employer, under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

(published in the official Gazette on 22.04.2013)

 

Prepared by: Nishant Awana, Advocate[1]

 

OBJECT:

 

The Act was enacted to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

CONSTITUTION:

 

In order to effectively achieve the objective of the Act, the legislature has made it mandatory for every employer to constitute an “Internal Complaint Committee” in accordance with section 4 of the Act. The constitution of the committee has to mandatorily be in terms of section 4, which is as follows:

 

1.     A Presiding officer who shall be a woman employed at senior level at workplace from amongst the employees;

(Provided tha

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