The Government of India (GoI) has enacted the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at
Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (the SH Act), 2013 with the objective to
create a safe and secure workplace for women free from sexual harassment. This Act caters to women
working both in organised and unorganised sector and establishes a redressal mechanism for the
disposal of their complaints.
This Act is unique in its broad coverage which includes all women irrespective of their work status,
whether working in organised or unorganised, public or private sectors, regardless of hierarchy. The
domestic workers are also included within its ambit...read more