Supreme Court seeks ideas to enforce sexual harassment law at workplace

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New Delhi, Feb 9: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the NGO Initiative for Inclusion Foundation (IIF) to come up with suggestions for the effective implementation of a law to curb sexual harassment of women at workplaces, especially in the private sector.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the suggestions after the Central government in its affidavit claimed that it has taken measures to enforce the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, news agency IANS reported.

Appearing for the IIF, noted counsel Sanjay Parikh said there was no implementation of the law in private companies.

He told the apex court that a meeting was held with ASSOCHAM four years ago but nothing happened later.

The IIF has sought putting in place the guidelines for the implementation of the legislation at all levels.


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