Falling in line after repeated diktats from the government and regulators, most of the top listed companies have begun "Sexual harassment in indian companies in usa" public some basic data of sexual harassment at the workplace and the disclosed numbers show a disturbing uptick.
Under the regulations framed by Sebi Securities and Exchange Board of Indiaall listed companies need to disclose the total number of complaints relating to sexual harassment and the pendency data at the end of a financial year in their annual reports. Besides, ministry of women and child development also requires the companies to give details about such cases under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, The ministry recently also launched an online portal to enable women employees of the central government to file complaints relating to sexual harassment at workplace while the Union minister Maneka Gandhi said its ambit would be widened going forward to include the private sector as well.
While the proposed measure is expected to further improve the reporting of such cases, the disclosures made in the annual reports by the top listed blue-chips in India, forming part of the benchmark Sensex, show that the number of reported complaints rose at most companies.
The number of reported complaints are mostly higher at IT companies, as compared to the firms from other sectors.
IT blue-chip Infosys said it has institutionalised the anti sexual harassment initiative framework, through which it addresses complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.
We follow a gender neutral approach in handling complaints of sexual harassment and we are compliant with the law of the land wherever we operate. Disclosing details of the complaints received under this law, Infosys said the total number of cases filed in the fiscal was 88 up from 62 in the previous year. While five cases were disposed of by conciliation as against one in previous fiscal72 were disposed of by disciplinary actions up from Infosys further said 11 cases evaluated by the internal committee were reported in March and the investigation process was underway as on 31 March.
Wipro also said it has a policy and framework for employees to report sexual harassment cases at workplace Sexual harassment in indian companies in usa our process ensures complete anonymity and confidentiality of information.
TCS has disclosed 65 complaints of sexual harassment for the yearof which four were pending at the end of the fiscal. During the previous fiscalTCS had received 34 complaints of sexual harassment out of which 33 were resolved with appropriate action Sexual harassment in indian companies in usa and one remained pending at fiscal-end where internal review was in process. Kotak Mahindra Bank said any complaint pertaining to sexual harassment is diligently reviewed and investigated and treated with great sensitivity at the company.
It disclosed having received total 19 complaints duringout of which 12 were disposed of and enquiries were in progress in the pending seven cases at the close of the year. The bank, which said it works with a belief on zero tolerance towards sexual harassment at workforce, had in received total eight complaints, out of which four were disposed and enquiries were in progress at year-end in the remaining four.