The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 has come into force since December 2013, and served as a strong regulatory driver to ensure robust procedures are followed to address relevant situations which crop up at the place of work. With this, employers have thus been handed down an increased responsibility of protecting the women in the workforce. With the completion of a year of its applicability and although detailed in its stance, it has yet to effect a striking change within organizations.
NASSCOM has been strategically engaging with organizations to boost thorough enforcement of the mechanism. The initial conversations around creating awareness have helped drive home the message and facilitate the compliance within the organizations.