22 Aug 2018

Advocate Monica Sakhrani conducted a training workshop with the members of the Women Cell on 22nd August 2018 with regard to norms of functioning of the Institute ICC. Adv. Sakhrani had been involved in the drafting of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and is an external ICC member of a number of corporate and educational institutions.

 

The interactive workshop developed on what sexual harassment in the workplace means in the light of the Sexual Harassment against Women in the Workplace Act of 2013, specifically highlighting the key legal  notions of 'quid pro quo' and 'hostile work environment'. Giving some examples of what might and what might not constitute sexual harassment in the workplace, she stressed that complainants come to the committee often because they have 'no place else to go'. The standard of inquiry under the law for the ICC, she further emphasized, is 'preponderance of probability'. She further discussed sensitive issues that arise while handling complaints, common practices and legal remedies available to complainants and respondents.