Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Submission to Parliament on the Sexual Harassment Bill
The Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP), a group of law postgraduate students and Faculty members dedicated to the practice of public interest law on a pro bono basis, has submitted this report to the Rajya Sabha Committee scrutinising the Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill 2010. In this report, OPBP conducted a comprehensive survey of the law relating to sexual harassment in Australia, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Based on these provisions, it set out recommendations for changes to the Bill. The main aims of the project were to suggest changes to the definition of sexual harassment and to the mechanism for remedies provided in the bill as well as to recommend the insertion of an anti-retaliation provision.