POSH Act – Stand Up And Speak Out

Start: 21-09-2021

POSH Act – Stand Up And Speak Out Organized by College of Science and Humanities in Association with Internal Complaints Committee

The Internal Committee in association with College of Science and Humanities, SRMIST had organized a webinar session on “POSH LAW” (Prevention and Prohibition of Sexual Harassment Law) for the First year UG and PG Students of CSH through virtual platform.

The session was handled by Ms. Raghavi Senthilkumar, Founder Director - The Headway foundation. She is certified POSH consultant. Also she is a Member of Internal Committee of SRMIST. The Speaker made the session an interactive one. The Speaker introduced the Genesis of the Law and cited few real-life examples of harassment cases in India. She then introduced the idea of Aggrieved woman in the context of POSH Act and listed out various incidents that constitute harassment at workplace. She also throwed insights on welcomed and unwelcomed behaviour at work place. She further pointed out the list of behaviours that will be considered as harassment at workplace. The Speaker detailed about how unwelcomed practice will impact the behaviour and took participants on the inquiry process for harassment cases at workplace. Further, she also suggested a 3P approach to prevent harassment at workplace and highlighted on punishments and penalties which a individual is subject to, when he is found guilt of engaging in a harassment behaviour.

To conclude, it was very insightful student friendly and knowledgeable session and achieved the purpose of creating awareness in the young minds about types of harassment at work place and the role of POSH act in preventing the same.