Unorganised workers learn their rights

It was an eye opener for many women, as Sheila Jayaprakash, advocate, Madras High Court, explained the salient features of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013. “Previously, only workers in the organised sector were able to file complaints relating to sexual harassment but today, thanks to this new Act, women in the unorganised sector and domestic workers are able to register complaints,” she said on Friday. The Bill got the assent of the President on April 23, 2013 and the Act came into effect on December 9, 2013.

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