The Equilibrio Gazette
A brief bulletin for building safe workspaces!
With the #10yearsofPOSH nearing
completion, the judiciary has noticed
the gaping holes in the execution of
the POSH Act and has started taking
corrective steps. What does this
mean for your organisation?
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I - LEGAL UPDATES
It upholds continuity of POSH inquiry
beyond 90 days emphasizing the
seriousness of sexual harassment
complaints. The court rejects claims
of procedural lapses, reinforcing
commitment to thorough inquiry.
SC upholds gender-specificity in
Sexual Harassment Regulations.
Rejects plea to make them genderneutral, emphasizing the intended
protection for aggrieved women.
Delhi High Court’s Landmark Verdict
in Vijay Kumar Pandey vs. Union of
India: Upholds Special Olympics
Bharat’s compliance with National
Sports Development Code,
emphasizing protection for persons
with intellectual disabilities.
The Petitioner was facing charges
for failure to report a sexual offense
against a child. The HP HC deemed
the offence bailable & consequently
dismissed the anticipatory bail
II - EXPLORING INTERSECTIONS
The definition of safe workplace
might differ in the two acts, the
objective to preserve the freedom
and life (with dignity at workplace)
remains the same.
It is also pertinent to note that
Section 354 specifically addresses
situations where a woman is
subjected to assault or criminal force
with the aim of violating her modesty
while Section 354A
Curious Cat: Curious Cat: How does IC ensure timely and fair resolution of
sexual harassment complaints regarding adherence to the time limit specified in
the POSH Act?
EA Team: Delhi HC in CA Nitesh Parashar v. ICAI (linked above) affirmed the
importance of thorough inquiries, indicating that adherence to the specified time
limit should be considered, but not viewed as a terminal point. For further
inquiries, contact the EA team.
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