An Analysis Of The Posh Act, 2013

Sanjhna Vivekanand, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus


In current times, all the workplaces in India are required by law to enable and provide a protected and secure working environment free from sexual harassment for all women. This requirement paved the way for establishing a set of rules that were brought out to prevent workplace sexual harassment. These rules were enacted 16 years after the Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment in Vishaka and Others v. the State of Rajasthan. The judgement of this case laid down guidelines that made it mandatory for every employer to provide a mechanism to redress grievances about workplace sexual harassment and enforce the right to gender equality of working women. This paper will highlight the provisions under the Act, the Redressal process, punishment, and compensation after analysing the landmark case of Vishaka and others v. the State of Rajasthan.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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