Harassment covers a wide
range of offensive behavior.
It is commonly understood as
behavior intended to disturb or
upset, and it is characteristically
In the legal sense, it is
intentional behaviour which is
found threatening or disturbing.
Workplace harassment is
any type of unwelcome
action toward an
employee that leads to
difficulty in performing
assigned tasks or causes the
employee to feel he or she is
working in a hostile
FACTORS OF WORK PLACE
• The conduct must be unwelcome and offensive to
• The employee must voice his or her objection to the
• IT also take the form of prejudiced remarks or
tasteless jokes that have to do with an individual’s
personal beliefs, age, or sexual orientation.
workplace harrament is an
issue that involves
1) YOUR EXTERNAL WORLD
2) YOUR INTERNAL WORLD
when a women is being harassed at work place
she is faced with such following situations:
•Being ridiculed in front of your entire team at
•Being lied about behind your back...
•Feeling like you're always on guard...
•Not being able to focus, and as a result your
work piles up...
• SEXUAL HARASSMENT
• RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT
• DISABILITY HARASSMENT
• INTERNET HARASSMENT
• 1- violence and male self perception:
The relationship between the sexes in many
countries around the world includes a
considerable amount of violence against
Sexual harassment is a form of violence
perceived as self-protection.
2-The Economics of Women’s Work
There has been a massive influx of women into
the labor force in the 1960s and 1970s, not only
in the U.S., but on a global scale .
To exploit the presence of women .
3- Discrimination as a Form Of
Sexual harassment creates a climate of
intimidation and repression.
Thus sexual harassment often accomplishes
informally what laws against sex-based
4- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
It may start when one partner feels the need to
control and dominate the other.
This domination can be in the form of
emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Violence is a reasonable way to resolve conflict
WOMEN HARASSMENT BILL 2010
1. The code provides the guideline of
behavior of all employs.
2. Harassment is not acceptable in work
premises or during any official activity
outside the organization.
3. An informal approach to resolve a
conflict of harassment.
4. A staff member may complain about
the incident to her supervisor or
member of inquiry committee
5. If the harassment is of higher degree that complaint
might be proceed in formal manner.
6. The accused and complainant do not have to interact for
official purposes during investigation.
7. Harassment usually do not have strong evidence.
•Withholding for a specific period,
promotion or increment
• Reduction to a lower post.
•Remove from services.
•Dismissal from services.
harassment and sexual
harassment can cause:
Employees to be hurt
Productivity to go down
Absenteeism to go up
Employees to be fearful
Workplace morale to be
• The complaints committee must be headed by a
woman and not less than half its members
should be women. The committee should include
an NGO/individual familiar with the issue of
• The complaint procedure must be time bound.
• Confidentiality must be maintained
• Complainants/witnesses should not experience
victimization/discrimination during the process.
• Sexual harassment should be affirmatively
• Guidelines should be prominently displayed
• The employer should assist affected persons
• Names and contact numbers of members
“Freedom from sexual harassment is a condition
of work that an employee is entitled to expect.”