Workshop on Vishakha Guidelines: How It Can Save You from Company Deregistration?

Following The Sexual Harassment Act, 2013 isn’t an option…It’s a legal requirement

You have the power to save your company from embarrassing and image tarnishing sexual harassment incidents.

Avoid expensive lawsuits…organize sexual harassment workshops

In our last blog, we shed some light on various aspects of sexual harassment at work to enlighten business owners with 10 or more employees on how to avoid sexual harassment at workplace and what to do if an incident occurs. Now it’s time to learn about what happens if you don’t organize sexual harassment workshops on a regular basis, which is a legal requirement that needs to be fulfilled.

The impact of not following the Vishakha Guidelines includes but is not limited to:

·        Women feel unsafe at work and prefer to work from home as compared to working from the office

·        Women employees don’t feel safe and they opt to resign which increases the attrition rate

·        The ratio of male and female staff drops to an alarming level

·        Several sexual harassment incidents may be ignored as women employees won’t know what to do about such incidents

·        Action may not be taken against an offender due to lack of procedural knowledge and the case may be taken to a police station by a victim

·        Your organization may have to pay a penalty fee of INR 50,000 the first time, INR 1,00,000 at second time

·        If your company repeats the offense the third time (even second time in some cases), it could lead to revocation of statutory business licenses and company deregistration

·        The brand image of your company will be harmed drastically and you may lose the trust of all stakeholders, be it financers, employees or clients

·        Your organization may have to face a time consuming lawsuit filed by the victim

One vital thing you can do to protect your female employees, avoid legal cases and preserve your firm’s reputation is to hire an expert within every 6 months to render sexual harassment training in which all aspects of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 are explained in a simplified manner.

Regular training or workshop sessions will make women feel more empowered as they will develop a thorough knowledge of their rights. They will also know about the steps that need to be taken if they wish to punish the offender. Knowledge of law and actions taken against offenders of sexual harassment would also discourage employees from indulging in such wrongful acts. The overall atmosphere of your company will also improve and equal growth opportunities for men & women would leave a lasting impression on your brand image as well as your stakeholders.

If you are now considering hiring a deft speaker and a seasoned professional to lead sexual harassment workshops at your organization, you can trust Mr. Raj Gupta, an expert on the matter and the owner of a reputed NGO, Cosmopolitan Plus.

Mr. Gupta’s workshops would be to the point and trustworthy because his institution has been empanelled by the Ministry of Women & Child Development to impart training on "sexual harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013.” Notably, more than 100 institutes applied from Delhi but only 5 were approved, which speaks a lot about his trustworthiness.

Remarkable Accolades

Ø  Offered Women Empowerment Training at Police Training College, Delhi

Ø  Led a workshop on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace at Delhi Management Association

Ø  Organized workshops by visiting the offices of renowned brands like CavinKare, Hero Corporate Services Private Limited, DS Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Apollo International Limited, Pizza Hut, Halonix, The Leela Group and Indiabulls among others

For more details regarding the workshop, please contact Buildyourorg. We can be reached at +91 9971103225.

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