An employer has a duty to prevent sexual harassment at the work-place.

Section 6 of the Employment Act 2007 expressly prohibits all kinds of sexual exploitation at the work-place.  ‘’ An Employee is harassed if Employer or a Representative of that Employer or a Co-worker if the employer directly or indirectly requests that Employee for sexual intercourse, sexual contact, or any other form of sexual activity. For instance, in the case of  India Supreme Court case of Vishaka&Ors v. the State of Rajasthan &Ors, [JJ, 1997] [7] [SC 384]. Their Lordships found that it is the duty of the Employer or other Responsible Persons in the Workplace, to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment and to provide the procedure for resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts of sexual harassment by taking all steps required. See the case at https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1031794/

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