FAQ (Frequently asked Questions)

1.What is POSH policy?

The POSH Act- Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) 2013 was enacted to protect women from sexual harassment and provide a safe and secure work environment.

2.Is POSH training mandatory?

Creating awareness among the employees about prevention of sexual harassment of women is mandated by the POSH act. That makes POSH training mandatory.

3.What is ICC in POSH?

ICC- Internal complaints committee (Now referred to as Internal Committee/IC) was introduced as a feature by POSH Act 2013. Every organization should have an IC, which registers the complaint and investigates it with fairness and justice.

4.What is the full form of POSH?

Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH) It aims at creating a safe and secure, harassment free work environment in an organization.

5.What are examples of harassment?

Harassment can be in any form. An example of sexual harassment is, when a person in the managerial position offers job benefits to a female employee in exchange for sexual favors.

6.Why is POSH training important?

POSH training is important to create awareness among the employees at workplace. It helps in creating a safe and secure work environment for the women at workplace.

7.What is the origin of POSH law in India?

The POSH Law 2013 is the first legislation passed in India to specifically protect the women at workplace from sexual harassment.

8.What is POSH awareness?

The POSH awareness course explains about the POSH Act 2013 and explains what constitutes sexual harassment. It promotes the awareness to prevent harassment of women at workplace.

9.What is POSH law?

A law to protect and prevent harassment of women at workplace and also redressal of the registered complaints.

10.What is HR POSH?

The POSH Act- Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) 2013 was enacted to protect women from sexual harassment and provide a safe and secure work environment.

11.What is Quid Pro Quo harassment?

Quid Pro Quo harassment occurs when a person trades, or tries to trade, job benefits for sexual favors. It therefore occurs between an employee and someone with authority, like a supervisor, who has the ability to grant or with hold job benefits.

12.What kind of harassment is illegal?

The harassment based on race, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or marital status is considered as illegal.

13.What defines harassment?

Harassment comprises of behaviour that is offensive, and has the potential to cause or causes adverse impact on one’s emotional and physical well-being, productivity and/or relationships, which could result in creating a toxic environment at the workplace.

14.Why is POSH important?

POSH Act is important to protect women from sexual harassment at workplace. It creates a safe and secure work environment and acts as a savior of women at workplace.

15.What is indirect harassment?

A person may be offended by a photograph, joke, email, a lewd comment or any other picture sexual in nature, although it was not intended towards the victim. In such cases, it is considered as indirect harassment.

16.who can file a complaint of sexual harassment at workplace ?

According to the POSH Act,any woman whi is working in or visiting a workplace for the purpose of employment can file a complaint.She can be working as a permanent,temporary or adhoc employee or on daily-wages basis,voluntary or contract basis.A visitor,probationer,trainee,apprentice and intern are also entitled to file a complaint.