She-Box: A remedial machinery or just another formality by Government

Earlier this month, The Ministry of Women & Child Development has launched an online portal named She-Box i.e. Sexual Harassment Electronic Box to enable the women employees to lodge complains against sexual harassment at workplace.

It is actually one among the various steps taken by the central government for effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal Act(The SH Act), 2013. Initially, the portal is covering central government employees only but soon it will cover all type of public and private employees. The portal can be accessed at the link http://shebox.nic.in/. A complain once filed through this, will be forwarded to the Internal Complain Committee (ICC) of the concerned Ministry/Department/PSU/Autonomous Body etc. for getting resolved within a stipulated time.

The above mentioned mechanism is undoubtedly a very less complicated & easy to reach weapon in the hands of women employees but the question arises here is, this will help only those who raise their voice against the bad incidents happen with them but what is the remedial mechanism for those who are not able to open up about this serious issue called harassment at workplace due to the fear of losing their jobs or designation.

Earlier this month, The Ministry of Women & Child Development has launched an online portal named She-Box i.e. Sexual Harassment Electronic Box to enable the women employees to lodge complains against sexual harassment at workplace.

It is actually one among the various steps taken by the central government for effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal Act(The SH Act), 2013. Initially, the portal is covering central government employees only but soon it will cover all type of public and private employees. The portal can be accessed at the link http://shebox.nic.in/. A complain once filed through this, will be forwarded to the Internal Complain Committee (ICC) of the concerned Ministry/Department/PSU/Autonomous Body etc. for getting resolved within a stipulated time.

The above mentioned mechanism is undoubtedly a very less complicated & easy to reach weapon in the hands of women employees but the question arises here is, this will help only those who raise their voice against the bad incidents happen with them but what is the remedial mechanism for those who are not able to open up about this serious issue called harassment at workplace due to the fear of losing their jobs or designation.

The tagline of She-Box portal says 'A safe workplace is every women's right'. But till the time our government or legislature doesn't come out with some machinery that is capable enough to prevent and prohibit the shame full situations of sexual harassment at the workplace for every type of organization and every type of employees, how can we conclude the this right is actually enjoyed by every woman at workplace.

Disclaimer: This is an effort by Lexcomply.com to contribute towards improving compliance management regime. User is advised not to construe this service as legal opinion and is advisable to take a view of subject experts. 

The tagline of She-Box portal says 'A safe workplace is every women's right'. But till the time our government or legislature doesn't come out with some machinery that is capable enough to prevent and prohibit the shame full situations of sexual harassment at the workplace for every type of organization and every type of employees, how can we conclude the this right is actually enjoyed by every woman at workplace.

Disclaimer: This is an effort by Lexcomply.com to contribute towards improving compliance management regime. User is advised not to construe this service as legal opinion and is advisable to take a view of subject experts. 

 

RSJ LexComply 
on 27 November 2017
Published in Labour & Service Law
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