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If you are sexually harassed at work and have filed a complaint, usually an Internal Complaints Committee will look into your case. While they are doing this, your employer cannot force you to keep working or take away any leave you are owed. You can use your leave and even ask the Committee for more.
Your employer cannot ask you to leave work while your case is being looked at. You can also ask the committee to recommend to your employer that1:
- You or the person you accused should be transferred to another workplace
- You should be given three months leave
- Section 12(1), Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.