Now, know laws against sexual harassment of women at workplace through stories
Kochi: The Social Justice Department of Kerala has released a booklet of stories to create awareness of the laws against to sexual harassment of women at workplaces. The booklet which designed in a creative manner has cartoon type illustrations. Descriptions of legal formalities are also given in a very simple language devoid of jargons.
The department has also come up with an order directing both governmental and non-governmental organisations to print and distribute the booklet to employees. The organisations are supposed to bear the cost their own and all other necessary formalities to be followed are given in the booklet.
One of the important directions in the booklet is about formation of internal committees to address sexual harassment of women at workplaces. Organisations having 10 or more employees are supposed to form an internal committee. If the strength of the employees is below 10, then issues need to be reported to district local committees.
Meanwhile, the department took the initiative at a time when atrocities against women in Kerala is on the rise.