FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS WORKPLACE ACCORDING TO THE POSH ACT?

The "workplace" includes (Section 2o)

  • Any department, organization, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit which is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the  appropriate Government or the local authority or a Government company or a corporation or a cooperative society

  • Any private sector organisation or a private venture, undertaking, enterprise, institution, establishment, society, trust, non governmental organization, unit or service provider carrying on commercial, professional, vocational, educational, entertainment, industrial, health services or financial activities including production, supply, sale, distribution or service

  • Hospital or nursing homes

  • Any sports institute, stadium, sports complex or competition or games venue, whether residential or not used for training, sports or other activities relating to it

  • Any place visited by the employee arising out of or during the course of employment including transportation provided by the employer for undertaking such a journey

  • A dwelling or a house

WHO IS AN AGGRIEVED WOMAN ACCORDING TO THE POSH ACT?

In relation to a workplace, a woman who has attained majority i.e, above 18 years, whether employed or not, who alleges to have been subjected to any act of sexual harassment by the respondent.

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