After directions by Labour Commissioner ... ICC was formed at workplace on June 11th 2015,
Management having not shared anti s*xual and other harassment policies from the time the company started and she joined as an employee (one and half years), she was unsure about filing a complaint.
So the complainant had to wait for over an year to bring up the subject due to non availability of women employees in either HR or management.
Collegues though informed are not in a situation to help fearing similar treatment.
Following unwelcome s*xual advance by one of the directors which was strongly resisted and declined, she has been subjected to other forms of torture by the management (harassment, leaves, growth and increments in salary).
With the information she had, she escalated has escalated the issue to the senior managment in US and following no response from them ... has forwarded a formal complaint to Karnataka Womens Welfare Association two months ago (pending further inquiry) .
Karnataka Womens Welfare Association has forwarded the complaint to Labour Commission who is also looking into this issue.
Now that she has been called for a meeting with the ICC (4 of 6 members on who harassment complaint has been filed), complainant fears the meeting to be quiet hostile.
My query is ... Is it ok for the complainant to ask her husband to join her for this meeting as he has also been harassed by the management and is a witness to her sufferings (he is not an employee).
Please advice ...