Edition 17 (9th-February-2024)

The Equilibrio Gazette

A brief bulletin for building safe workspaces!

This weekly newsletter is your gateway to staying current on relevant
laws (like POSH, POCSO, Transgender Persons Act, etc.) and the
psychosocial intersections that impact the workplace.

9th Feb 2024 | Edition 17

In the Spotlight!

Explore ways to build your knowledge and capacity with our team of in-house experts!

Our first of the kind 2024 POSH
certification course is here, & your
input matters. Help us customize the
content, schedule, & workshop
format to suit your needs. Share your
preferences regarding compliance
issues, mandated timeline under the
Act, & any specific inquiries you
have regarding sexual harassment
prevention. Take the survey today &
be part of shaping our upcoming
certification course!?
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Every year on February 4th, the
world observes World Cancer Day. It
acts as a forum for people, groups,
governments, and institutions to
unite in the fight against cancer via
support for cancer patients and
survivors, education campaigns, and
fund-raising. The day serves as a
reminder of the value of early
detection, treatment accessibility,
leading a healthy lifestyle.

The Uttarakhand Assembly recently
approved the Uniform Civil Code
Bill, which mandates uniform rules
for marriage, divorce, inheritances,
and live-in relationships across
communities, excluding Scheduled
Tribes. Notably, the bill prohibits
bigamy and polygamy, outlines
regulations for live-in relationships.
We invite you to participate in our
poll on LinkedIn,
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Stay Current!

~ Spotlighting Landmark Judgments since passing of the Law!

I - LEGAL UPDATES

In a case before the Calcutta HC, X,
a railway officer, faced sexual
harassment allegations. The Court
criticized procedural flaws in the
inquiry, stressing X’s right to cross
examine. It overturned his removal,
ordered reinstatement, but denied
back wages. The victim was barred
from X’s office

The Ministry of Women & Child
Development and Labour &
Employment organized an event
promoting gender equality and
women’s workforce participation. The
advisory mandates 26 weeks of paid
maternity leave for registered road
construction workers and extends
paid leave to mothers experiencing
miscarriages.

II - EXPLORING INTERSECTIONS

Gender sensitization training is
crucial in combating workplace
sexism, promoting equality, &
fostering inclusive environments. It
educates about gender experiences,
combats stereotypes, & promotes
equal opportunities. Employers must
integrate it into recruitment, policies,
& LGBTQIA+ support, ensuring
ongoing commitment for equitable
workplaces.

The article critically examines
Poonam Pandey’s tone-deaf fake
death stunt for cervical cancer
awareness, and refocuses on the
gender biases present in healthcare,
the nuances of living with chronic
illness and the salient features of a
empathetic and hands-on awareness
campaign.

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Here's your weekly food for thought through a Fun Fact or Quiz.

Did you know?

All women, regardless of their marital status can obtain abortions up to 24
weeks into their pregnancies. The SC in X v. the Principal Secretary Health & Family Welfare Department & Another (2022 SCC OnLine SC 1321) stated that the decision to carry the pregnancy or terminate it was firmly rooted in a woman’s right (including transgender & gender-variant persons) to her bodily
autonomy & to choose the course of her own life where the artificial distinction between married & unmarried women cannot be sustained.

Have a burning question about POSH? Maybe Mental Health at Work, Child safety or DEI&B strategies? Drop us an email with your query and we would love to answer it, in all seriousness.

Curious Cat:
How does exercising help in reducing stress?

EA Team:
Exercise acts as your body’s superhero against stress! It releases
feel-good endorphins, tames cortisol (the stress hormone), boosts mood,
improves sleep, and provides a distraction from stressors.

Here’s all the tools you need to build safe and equitable workspaces!
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