When someone at a place of work behaves in a sexual way towards women and it is unwanted, offensive, threatening, or humiliating, it is seen as a form of harassment.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

This explainer discusses forms of harassment at the workplace and complaint mechanisms for the same. It primarily deals with the law laid out in The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.


Who sits on a Local Complaints Committee?

Is gender-based discrimination the same as sexual harassment?

Can a woman file a sexual harassment complaint against someone she was once in a relationship with?

Can women customers/patrons of a store file a case of sexual harassment against store owner/manager?

Can a woman teacher/professor file a case of sexual harassment against a student?

Am I allowed to go to the police and courts even if I file a complaint under this Sexual Harassment at the Workplace law?

Can a man file a case of sexual harassment against another man or woman at the workplace?

Can a member of the Internal Complaints Committee, which has been constituted to deal with sexual harassment at the workplace, be fired?

What sort of offices are responsible for preventing sexual harassment?

What’s the difference between sexual harassment and flirting?

What to do if the organisation has not given the Internal complaints committee’s report on time and has delayed the delivery of the report?

Can a Internal Complaints Committee make a decision about a sexual harassment case without the victim or the accused person being present?

What can you do regarding a biased investigation by the Internal Complaints Committee?

Do I have to be employed at the workplace where sexual harassment happened, to be able to file a complaint?

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