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SC seeks ideas to enforce sexual harassment law at workplace

The top court sought suggestions after the Centre claimed that it has taken steps to enforce the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013

india Updated: Feb 09, 2018 15:45 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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The Supreme Court sought suggestions for effective implementation of a law to curb sexual harassment of women at workplaces.(Shutterstock)

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the NGO Initiative for Inclusion Foundation (IIF) to give suggestions for the effective implementation of a law to curb sexual harassment of women at workplaces, particularly in the private sector.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud sought the suggestions after the Centre in its affidavit claimed that it has taken steps to enforce the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

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

He said 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 law at all levels.

First Published: Feb 09, 2018 15:45 IST