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14 Dec, 2013

Indian Law against sexual harassment at work place takes effect – Indian Express

The law to check sexual harassment at work place, which prescribes strict punishment such as termination of service for the guilty, and similar penalties in case of a frivolous complaint, has come into effect from Monday.

The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry had come under attack for delay in implementing the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 which was brought in after the outrage over the December 16 gangrape case, despite the fact that it had received Presidential assent on April 22, 2013.

WCD Minister Krishna Tirath informed the Lok Sabha on Friday that the Act has been notified on December 9.

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