CII Indian Women Network and Stop Exploitation, Molestation, Abuse & Assault (SEMAA) conducted a workshop on Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act for women at workplace. This is a unique workshop under which the CII Indian Women Network is extending its agenda beyond business. The workshop was addressed by Dr G Manjunath, Joint Secretary & Joint Labour Commissioner,Karnataka Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (KARBWWB), Government of Karnataka, Dr Divya Jaitly, Convenor, IWN Pune Chapter, Partner, The Advance Learning Institute & Dr Padmini Sundaram, Co-Convener- SEMAA Pune, Founder, Dr Padmini Associates.
Dr Divya Jaitly highlighted India's need to empower women and gave a brief indroduction Indian Women Network (IWN). Dr G Manjunath began the workshop with a brief background of the Act and the rules that provide for protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for prevention and redressal of related complaints and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. There was a brief discussion on the duties of the employer, manner of inquiry into complaints and other relief to complainant during period of inquiry.