Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Identifying what falls under the definition of Sexual Harassment is the most Pivotal thing. A Golden rule to remember, Even if certain actions or behaviour which fall under the below mentioned category and are taking place for years together it does not mean that it is allowed or it is right.

Following acts if unwanted can be termed as Sexual Harassment

  • Unwanted sexual statements: Sexual or “dirty” jokes, obscene remarks on physical attributes, body shamming, spreading rumours about anybody’s sexual orientation or rating others as to sexual activity or performance, talking about one’s sexual activity in front of others and displaying or distributing sexually explicit drawings, pictures and/or written material. Unwanted sexual statements can be made in person, in writing, electronically through any social networking platform and otherwise.
  • Interfering or sneak peaking in anybody’s personal activity: Watching another person performing intimate activities, voyeurism the practice of gaining sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.
  • Unwanted physical or sexual advances: Touching, hugging, kissing,fondling, touching oneself sexually in public, sexual assault, intercourse or other sexual activity.

These various acts can take place regardless of Gender, age, caste, colour and creed etc. Any individual could be a victim male, female, child, old person, rich or poor anyone.These activities can take at home, workplace, educational institutions, public places or any other place.

SEXUAL HARRASMENT AT WORKPLACE

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature at the place of work.

Sexual harassment is covered in the workplace when it happens at work-related events or where people are carrying out work-related functions between people sharing the same workspace

Duty of the Employer

The Employer has to be vigilant and take preventive steps against sexual harassment of women or male employees by creating awareness among them, making clear the nature of sexual harassment, prohibiting such acts and maintaining a healthy working atmosphere in the organization. In no circumstances must the victim feel insecure regarding the job in case she refuses to get involved in acts that amount to sexual harassment.

Duty of an Employee

To blow a whistle or to inform their first point of contact.

Who is a Whistle blower?

A whistle blower (also written as whistle-blower or whistle blower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public.

The information of alleged wrongdoing can be classified in many ways: violation of company policy/rules, law, regulation, or threat to public interest/national security, as well as fraud, and corruption

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