According to 354 IPC: Harassment is any
unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age (40 or older), disability or
23% of employees worldwide have experienced
violence or harassment in the workplace.
Globally, 17.9% of employed men and women said
they had experienced psychological harassment in
their working life, and 8.5% had faced physical
harassment, with more men than women
3. Types of harassment
• Quid Pro Quo Harassment
• Hostile Work Environment
• Bullying in the Workplace*
• Third-party Harassment
• Discriminatory Harassment
• Mental Harassment
• Sexual Harassment
4. Quid Pro Quo Harassment
• A supervisor requesting sexual favors as a condition
for hiring, promotion, advancement, or
• A manager threatening to terminate, transfer,
demote, or otherwise adversely affect an employee's
work life if sexual favors are not given or continued.
5. Hostile Work Environment
• A hostile work environment is created by a boss or
coworker whose actions, communication, or
behavior make doing your job impossible.
• Sexual Propositions/ Jokes
• Vulgar Language
• Sexual Touching
• Embarrassing Questions
6. Bullying in the Workplace
A blustering browbeating person; especially:
one habitually cruel to others who are
Drain on morale
Low productivity 6
7. Bullying in the Workplace
• 35% of Workers Feel Bullied at Work
• 16% Suffered Health Problems as a Result
• 17% Quit Their Jobs to Escape the Bullying
8. Third-Party Harassment
Behavior not found offensive by some employees can
facilitate an offensive environment for other
A group of employees talking about each other’s sex
lives in the presence of another person who feels very
uncomfortable about such discussions.
10. Mental Harassment
• Studies suggest that as many as 50% of employees
experience workplace harassment during their
employment, but only some report it.
• The offender would be booked under section 294 of
the Indian Penal Code and would be liable for an
imprisonment up to three years or with a fine or
12. • Why is it important for employees to report
workplace harassment ?
• Why do employees hesitate to report workplace
13. What to do…
• Be assertive
• A complaint may be made verbally or in
• Keep a diary
• File civil or criminal charges
• Seek appropriate counseling
14. For the Supervisor...
• Set an example of respectful workplace behavior.
• Have a clear mechanism for reporting;
• Take immediate steps to stop inappropriate
behavior or conduct as it occurs or is reported.
• Handle investigations as discretely and
confidentially as possible.
• Be sensitive to the feelings of all involved.
15. Protecting Yourself
• Mind your business.
• Don’t talk about sex on the job.
• Never mix social life with job related discussions.
• Keep any compliments casual and fairly impersonal.
• Avoid jokes, words, phrases and gestures with sexual
• Respect a person’s “personal space”.
• Do not respond to seductive behavior.
• Have a respectful behavior for all.
21. Other committees in NEIGRIHMS
• Committe of NEIGRIHMS Internal Complaints
for the Prevention of Sexual harassment
• Public grievance Committee:
• Nodal Officer ( PwD):
• Liaison Officer ( ST/ SC):
• Liaison Officer (OBC): 21