International Journal of Research in Human Resource Management
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Emperical study on female harassment at different workplaces in India
Aditi Chaudhary, Ajeesh M and Megha Bakshi
Sexual harassment has really become a matter of worry in today’s world. The current report shows an in-depth analysis of sexual harassment of female at different workplaces. In India, in the seminal judgment of the Supreme Court in Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan, the basis for the Sexual Assault at Workplace Act was laid down in (1997). Sexual abuse resulted in a breach under Article 21 of the Constitution of the major human rights given to female, in particular the precise to freedom in Articles 14 & 15 of the Indian amendment and their right to live life with pride. The present research offers an intensive history on sexual abuse faced by women in their respective workplaces in India. Workplace sexual assault is common. Why are women supposed to sacrifice on their hard work, self-respect and opportunities in a generation where dignity and standards are yelled loud regardless of gender inequality. The cruel motives of male domination are frequently pressurized and suppressed by women. Sexual harassment has revealed a uniform rise from past era to the current situation which give rise to violation of basic liberties of female at work. About 70-80 percent of the group of working women have been confirmed to face sexual assault incidents, unwilling or powerless to ask for a strict legislation to curtail these actions. Even after being familiar with the policies and practices followed by an organisation to address the issue of sexual harassment females are not able to raise their voice against the harasser. Sexual harassment has really become a matter of worry today as the cases are increasing at a very high pace. The ultimate goal of the study is to highlight the types of sexual harassment faced by female at work, what females do when they were sexually harassed and what are the procedures and practices followed by the organisations to resolve the issue of sexual harassment.