Workshop On PosH • Chennai


Date and Time:

January 18, 2019 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Event Location:

Hotel Radisson GRT, Chennai, India

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Achromic Point would like to invite you for our upcoming “Workshop on PosH” along with “Protiviti” (Protiviti Member Firm for India)as our Knowledge Partner in Chennai on January 18, 2019 at Hotel Radisson GRT.


It is five years since the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 came into force. Internal committees (IC) and employers at various corporates have been dealing with matters related to sexual harassment at workplace in accordance with the provisions of this anti-sexual harassment act.


However there are multiple cases in public domain wherein, procedures followed by IC and  decisions taken by the employers on matters relating to sexual harassment at workplace have been challenged  either by the complaint(s) or respondent(s) before the appellate authorities at various High Courts of India.


While examining these cases the Courts have largely expressed displeasure for not following Principle of Natural Justice and Due Process of Law.


Another key aspect of the law is that the IC has been designated as Civil Court to deal with specific activities under the abovementioned anti-sexual harassment act. However, most often It has been observed that IC members do not possess the necessary legal background or understanding to discharge their duties effectively. Another major challenge for most corporates has been the inability to identify an “external IC member” with the relevant qualification and experience to deal the matters related to sexual harassment at workplace in an effective manner.


Taking in to consideration aforementioned challenges and expectations, it is imperative for various stakeholders in an organisation to properly understand the nuances and intricacies of the law, which is best achieved through a comprehensive hands-on training conducted by experts on this law.



Program Outline (Indicative)


Session – 1

Introduction and context setting


Session – 2

Discrimination vs Harassment vs Sexual Harassment; followed by “chit activity”


Session – 3

Laws related to Sexual Harassment


Session – 4

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

  • What does it say
  • Rules & regulations


Session – 5

Obligation of Employer/ IC/ Senior Management/ Leadership Team and issues pertaining to Police/ Law Enforcement procedures


Session – 6

IC: Roles & responsibilities


Session – 7

Evidence gathering

  • Oral Evidence
  • Documentary Evidence &
  • Circumstantial Evidence


Session – 8

Principle of Natural Justice


Session – 9

Complaint Process


Session – 10

How to conduct IC proceedings

  • How to record statement of various parties to the matter
  • Appreciation of evidence and discarding of irrelevant information
  • How to write the well-structured report
  • How to conclude the report
  • How to make recommendations to the employer


(An anonymised report developed by Lead Faculty will be showcased to the Participants)


Session – 11



Session – 12

Final case study followed with mock interview of Lead Faculty acting as respondent, by the participants acting as IC members




  • Rajkumar Shriwastav
    Advisor, Protiviti Member Firm for India


  • Janhavi Mhatre
    Associate, Protiviti Member Firm for India
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