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Parwinderjit Kaur   24 February 2022

workplace harassment

what are the rights of victim under s*xual harassment at workplace. what type of questions are asked to victim


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SHIRISH PAWAR, 7738990900 (Advocate)     25 February 2022


You can complain to local police station for s*xtual harrassment. You may take help of your senior management. 

P. Venu (Advocate)     25 February 2022

You have not posted the material facts.

Palak batra   25 February 2022

Dear Querist,

Sexual harassment, according to the Indian Constitution, violates a woman's fundamental right to gender equality under Article 14 of the Constitution and her right to life and dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution. 

Although there is no specific law in India prohibiting s*xual harassment at work, many provisions in other laws do, such as Section 354, IPC, which prohibits "assault or criminal force to a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty," and Section 509, IPC, which prohibits "word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman." 


Under tort laws, civil claims for damages can be filed. 

That is, the case would be filed on the basis of mental illness.

If an individual harasses another using books, photographs, paintings, videos, pamphlets, packages, or other materials containing "indecent representation of women," they face a minimum term of two years under the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (1987). 


Companies that have "indecent depiction of women" (such as the display of p*rnography) on their premises are guilty of charges under Section 7 (Offenses by Companies), with a minimum punishment of two years.



Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     26 February 2022

@ Ms. Palak Batra,

You have stated inter alia, that, "....Although there is no specific law in India prohibiting s*xual harassment at work, many provisions in other laws do, such as Section 354, IPC, which prohibits "assault or criminal force to a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty," and Section 509, IPC, which prohibits "word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman.   Under tort laws, civil claims for damages can be filed. ...."

Could you please clarify,

Whether the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)  Act, 2013 been superseeded or repealed ?

Whether Supreme Court of India judgment delivered in the case titled, "Vishaka & Ors vs State Of Rajasthan & Ors" on 13 August, 1997 been overruled or become redundant  / outdated ?

Joint Secretary   01 March 2022

Dear Querist

there is many laws and act to prevent from s#xual harrassment at workplace , you can fike a complaint case before the court of your jurisdiction and local police.
Vivek Kumar Singh
District , Family & High Court Lucknow
Phone No. 9889166094

Anubha Jain   22 March 2022

s*xual harassment at workplace in India however it is governed under fundamental rights of women. The most landmark judgement in this case is Vishakha vs State of Rajasthan. As a result of this judgment a new legislation was enacted i.e, Sexual Harrasment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 and a mechanism to redress grievances of women in workplace became mandatory. Section 354A was also added in Indian Penal Code in 2013. If you face any kind of s*xual harassment in your work place then you should file an immediate complaint.

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