STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

'Proper Dress Code at Workplace Vital'

“You won’t go to a temple wearing a skirt, will you? Or to a funeral dressed in a bride’s gown?

Published: 25th April 2014 07:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2014 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

“You won’t go to a temple wearing a skirt, will you? Or to a funeral dressed in a bride’s gown? Then why won’t you dress and behave appropriately at your workplace?” asked Dr Amita Prasad, Principal Secretary to the Department of Women and Child Development.

She was speaking at a seminar on laws against sexual harassment at the workplace, in the city on Thursday. She stressed the need to dress and behave appropriately at the workplace. “(The definition of) appropriate behaviour may be different for different people but certain norms should be followed.”

She said the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is a big step towards ensuring women’s safety and added that the state government has started taking steps to implement the Act effectively. “We have sent out over 600 letters and emails to various organisations asking them to provide details about the internal complaints committee that needs to be set up,” she said.

She also said sexual harassment shouldn’t be gender specific, though she accepted that women are more vulnerable because of socio-cultural ethos. “There are cases registered where men are victims too. We should look at making the workplace safe for everybody. Organisations should aim at zero tolerance and zero occurrence of sexual harassment.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp