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A Clear Case of Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

A Clear Case of Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment

On 24th June, 2016, the High Court of Guahati decided the case of Tezpur University and Ors. vs. C.S.H.N. Murthy, which was a clear case of quid pro quo sexual harassment. The facts of the case are ...
High Court of Delhi on Sexual Harassment and Defamation

High Court of Delhi on Sexual Harassment and Defamation

For those of us who handle inquiries into complaints of sexual harassment at workplace, it is very common to hear a party say that they desire to file a defamation suit before a Court. One also ...
Indian High Courts on Suspension of Respondent during Pendency of Inquiry

Indian High Courts on Suspension of Respondent during Pendency of Inquiry

Section 12 (1) of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rules, 2013 (“Law”) provides that during the pendency of an inquiry, on a written request ...
External member does not only have to be independent but also must have expertise in issues related to sexual harassment

External member does not only have to be independent but also must have expertise in issues related to sexual harassment

In the case of Ruchika Singh Chhabra vs. M/S. Air France India and Anr., decided by the High Court of Delhi at New Delhi on 30th May, 2018,  Ruchika Singh Chhabra (“Appellant”) a ...
Does Section 377 of IPC have anything to do with Sexual Harassment at Workplace?

Does Section 377 of IPC have anything to do with Sexual Harassment at Workplace?

On 6th September, 2018, the Supreme Court of India has passed a landmark judgment on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”). The provision criminalized consensual sex between homosexual ...
High Court of New Delhi on biases and internal committee

High Court of New Delhi on biases and internal committee

In the case of Somaya Gupta (“Petitioner”) vs. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Anr. (“Respondent”) decided by the High Court of New Delhi on 27 August 2018 an important question that arose for ...