Victims of Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Last updated on May 11, 2022

If you are a working woman in any capacity as given under, you will be protected from being subjected to sexual harassment at the workplace no matter the terms or conditions of employment, where they are employed or if they are simply visiting a place of work1(( Section 2(a), Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.)).

The law currently only recognizes women as possible victims of sexual harassment1. Men who face sexual harassment at work by either a woman or a man, are not protected in the same way as women. However, this varies according to the policy of the organization, which may cover men as well.

Women have legal protection if they are facing sexual harassment and can be considered any of the following:

  • Employee
  • A full-time employee
  • A part-time employee
  • A contractual employee
  • Working for compensation
  • Any woman in relation to any kind of a workplace, like an office, a household, etc.

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