NEW DELHI: Women employees who have complained of sexual harassment can get three months leave during the pendency of inquiry, Union minister Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The government does not maintain any centralised data on the number of sexual harassment complaints, he said.
Complainants of sexual harassment can get three months leave during the pendency of inquiry
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writingThe Centre does not mention any centralised data on number of sexual harrassment complaints
Section 12 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 provides for grant of leave up to three months to an aggrieved woman employee during the pendency of inquiry in to her case, he said in a written reply.
“Such leave may be granted by the employer if a written request from the aggrieved employee duly recommended by the local committee or the internal committee, as the case may be, is received,” said the minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions.
source: Times Of India