After eight years of POSH law, do you think it has achieved its objectives and has delivered what was expected of it?
DR As we know, for the balanced growth of the economy of any country, women’s participation in the labour force is paramount. Unfortunately, the percentage of women participation in the labour force has reduced in the last few years. One of the reasons for this reduction is the lack of safety, security and equality women feel at the workplace.
The Posh law (which is regarded as the legitration milestone in the history of Indian laws) has played a very important role. The law has undoubtedly highlighted cases of sexual harassment on one hand and on the other hand it has empowered organisations by prescribing a convenient mechanism of complaint redressal for both employer and employee.
Indeed, there is a positive trend seen with companies becoming conscious about implementing Posh. One of the objectives of bringing Posh was to ensure more women coming into the workforce. With Posh law, now women feel safer...