14th June 2024 / Issue No. 34

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.

7th June 2024 / Issue No. 33 (Special Edition)

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! In this section, we highlight an upcoming event you won't want to miss.

Stay tuned for more DEIB
discussions #DEIBpeCharcha
We’re excited to invite you to join us
in exploring Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in
the workplace. Our upcoming
foundational workshop will cover
essential DEIB concepts that foster
inclusive organizational cultures.
Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen
your understanding and contribute to
creating a more inclusive

Take advantage of our early bird offer, available for a limited time only!

To Celebrate Pride Month,
Equilibrio’s Usri Basistha will have a
lively chat with Ashish Sawhney, a
actor, director, producer, writer, and
queer affirmative mental health
counsellor about his wide experience
vis-a-vis the media industry, and as
his role as a mentor to the queer and
trans youth. Don’t forget to tune in on
to our Live chat on 19th June, from 6
to 7 pm!

In the Spotlight!

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

This Pride Month, Equilibrio Advisory
LLP urges schools and organizations
to support the LGBTQIA+
community, promoting harmony and
equality. By creating safe, affirming
environments, we can ensure every
child is valued and supported.
Partner with us to foster inclusive

Understanding and effectively
communicating personal boundaries
is essential for maintaining wellbeing
in both professional and personal
relationships. It involves recognizing
what is acceptable and asserting
those limits assertively. Equally
important is respecting others’
boundaries to foster supportive
environments. For guidance on
addressing boundary violations,
contact Equilibrio Advisory LLP.

Through our extensive work with women
across various industries and
positions, spanning years of
engagement, we have gained
profound insights into the challenges
they face in the workplace. These
challenges extend beyond the
professional realm, encompassing
personal struggles influenced by
prevalent social narratives, biases,
and cultural norms. Our efforts aim to
address these complexities and
provide support that empowers
women to navigate their professional
journeys with resilience and

Fahadh Faasil, a prominent figure in
Malayalam cinema, shared his late
ADHD diagnosis at age 41,
highlighting ADHD’s persistence into
adulthood. His openness reduces
stigma, promotes awareness, and
encourages seeking help for mental
health, emphasizing the importance
of support and inclusive workplaces
for ADHD individuals. Understanding
and accommodating ADHD
employees can foster an
empowering environment where they
can thrive and contribute effectively.

Stay Current!

~ Spotlighting Landmark Judgments since passing of the Law!


The Rajasthan High Court
emphasized the necessity for
Internal Complaints Committee (IC)
inquiries to be impartial and adhere
strictly to established protocols. It
underscored the importance of
providing the defense with a fair
opportunity during disciplinary

The Delhi High Court emphasized
the need to protect victims from
prejudice and retaliatory complaints
in sexual harassment cases. It found
procedural irregularities in the
investigation against Dr. X and
ordered the formation of new
committees, reinstatement of the
petitioner, and allowed the Petitioner
to file defamation case.

The Delhi High Court ruled that an
accidental touch, even if unwelcome,
does not constitute sexual
harassment. Despite the petitioner’s
allegations of physical confrontation
and derogatory remarks by
Respondent, the court upheld the
Complaint Committee’s decision,
citing procedural correctness and
lack of sexual intent.

In this article, the nuances of
Borderline Personality Disorder
(BPD) are examined. It looks at the
stigma and negative stereotypes
surrounding BPD, especially in
context to assigned female at birth
(AFAB) persons. Conversely, it
explores how persons with BPD can
be better supported at the
workplace. To know more

Engage with us!

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

Did you know?

It is estimated that between 1.2% to 6% of the Indian population match the
diagnostic requirements for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The rise in
rate of diagnosis is the effect of greater research on BPD. BPD is often
misunderstood and misdiagnosed. To mobilize awareness, the month of May is
observed as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness month.

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: What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Answer: Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) refers to the feeling of intense
emotional distress at a perceived sense of rejection from others. It is often seen
as a trait of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Left unchecked it can lead to burnout, anxiety or depression. RSD can be
supported with professional therapeutic help.

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