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Legal Provisions for Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 26th February 2013. Lok Sabha has passed it in September 2012. The Act provides protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Legal Provisions for Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 26th February 2013. Lok Sabha has passed it in September 2012. The Act provides protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Laws for domestic violence sufferers in India

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that includes the abusive behavior by one partner against another partner in a relationship like marriage, dating, cohabitation or within the family. Domestic violence is also known as domestic abuse, battering, spousal abuse, family violence, dating abuse, and intimate partner violence (IPV). Sometimes, Domestic violence and abuse is not only limited to physical violence. Domestic violence can also mean unlawful imprisonment, endangerment, kidnapping, criminal coercion, harassment, trespassing etc.

THE HINDU MARRIAGE ACT, 1955 IN A NUTSHELL

Hindu mythology says that marriage is a sanctified relation between a man and woman to stay together while taking the generation ahead with undaunted commitment towards religious values and belief. Hindu scriptures also define marriage as a divine path that leads both man and woman towards achieving the gist of life. In ancient times, Hindu gurus and other prime member of religious community were not in favour of formulating any legislation to govern the institution of marriage.

Every working woman should know what the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961 is all about

In a developing society where women’s role in all walks of life is getting broader day by day, it was necessary for the government to preserve their self-respect for motherliness and absolute safety for the child to be born. As the numbers of women employees are increasing rapidly in both public and private sector, granting them maternity leave and other benefits and allowances were recommended by the social activists and other women forums across the country.

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