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8 years on, poor compliance with sexual harassment law at workplace

While many women in formal employment can take advantage of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, the majority of India's women, who work in the informal sector, have no such access

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Sexual harassment | Crime against women | Sexual harassment case

Anoo Bhuyan & Shreya Khaitan | IndiaSpend 

workplace sexual harassment, women, office, gender
Sometimes institutional processes are unclear even for women in the formal sector

Almost 24 years after India got its first guidelines to prevent at the workplace and eight years after the government enacted a law for it, there are few publicly available data on how efficient these mechanisms are, an IndiaSpend review found. In fact, the government maintains no centralised data relating to cases of harassment of women at workplaces, the Parliament was told in July 2019. Also, 95 per cent of India's women workers are employed in the informal sector and find it difficult to access legal mechanisms to report at workplace, experts told IndiaSpend.

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First Published: Tue, February 23 2021. 09:20 IST
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