B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, once stated that the measure of progress of a community is the degree of progress achieved by its women. Financial independence and education are two of the most essential sources of women’s progress and empowerment. However, the process of achieving financial independence is often plagued with sexual harassment in the workplace, experienced by most women. This paper is an attempt to analyze the definition and components of sexual harassment, its extent and types. It analyzes the existing Constitutional and legal framework in India for prevention of sexual harassment in the workplaces in India through landmark judicial pronouncements and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace: Seeking Gender Equality at Work in India.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 18(1), 104-113.
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