HR needs to have visible role in creating safe work environment

HR needs to have visible role in creating safe work environment
The effective implementation of POSH Act requires creating an environment where women can speak up without fear and get justice, importantly to educate the men towards treatment of women at workplace is highly needed.

After eight years of POSH Law, do you think it has achieved its objectives and has delivered what was expected of it?

SY After 8 years of POSH Law, the key objectives of the law to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace, prevention and redressal of complaints etc. have been met partially to the extent of creating awareness through mandatory yearly sessions, sensitizing employees, formulation of policy, constitution of committee for redressal etc. of course resulting into penal provisions in case of non-compliance, even leading to cancellation of license etc. Fake POSH cases are increasing day by day and internal complaints committees are finding it hard to decrease the no. of fake or malicious cases as they lead to innocent men facing humiliation from the society.

The constant increase in the malicious POSH complaint has led some thinkers to believe that in some POSH Act has failed to serve the purpose of building a society free which adheres to the norms of right to equality.

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Swati Yadav

An HR transformational leader Swati with 21 years of experience currently is CHRO at Docquity - South East Asia. She, as a strategic HR with execution mindset, has proven ability to lead change, drive success in challenging business environment and HR transformations, from a start-up to a Built-up Organisation.

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Swati Yadav

An HR transformational leader Swati with 21 years of experience currently is CHRO at Docquity - South East Asia. She, as a strategic HR with execution mindset, has proven ability to lead change, drive success in challenging business environment and HR transformations, from a start-up to a Built-up Organisation.

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