Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

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INTRODUCTION

Sexual harassment at work place is a pollutant that clouds the working environment and can have devastating effects on the health , confidence, morale and performance of the victim. This hazard is encountered by many women across the world , therefore this issue has been addressed by many international groups like the United Nations, International Labour Organisation, European Union, the Caribbean community amongst a few besides the state laws of every country dealing with it separately for it is an extremely complex and sensitive matter. Over 50 countries have prohibited sexual harassment at work place through national legislation or labour codes, whereas India become one of them only in 2013.
Sexual harassment encompasses any act of physical intimacy, sexual favour making anther feel offended and humiliated or an unwelcome and unreasonable conduct. It is further considered as a breach of international human rights. Sexual harassment may take two forms being quid pro quo (job benefits) and hostile working environment.
Women today are successful, educated, empowered yet have to face bias in the form of sexual harassment at work place for many still believe in the prehistoric gender hierarchies.
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICIES ADRESSING THE ISSUES OF SEXUAL HARRASMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE – IN BRIEF
Sexual harassment has sparked developments around the globe resulting in a comprehensive legal system, drawing inspiration from other legal systems known as
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