POSH stands for “Prevention of Sexual Harassment.” It refers to laws, policies, and programs that are designed to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.
In many countries, including India and the United States, there are laws that require employers to have a POSH policy in place to protect employees from sexual harassment. These laws may require employers to provide training on sexual harassment prevention, establish a process for reporting and to address sexual harassment complaints, and take disciplinary action against those who engage in sexual harassment.
POSH policies are intended to create a safe and respectful work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. They are also designed to ensure that employers are held accountable for preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
Sexual harassment can take many forms, including unwanted physical contact, verbal or written sexual advances or comments, and displaying sexually suggestive materials in the workplace. It can be experienced by people of any gender, and it is /essential that all employees feel safe and supported in the workplace.
XYZ Company is committed to creating a safe, respectful, and inclusive work environment for all employees. We do not tolerate sexual harassment of any kind and are committed to taking all necessary steps to prevent and address any incidents that may occur.
This POSH policy outlines our approach to preventing and addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
Definition of sexual harassment:
Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted physical, which may be verbal or nonverbal, conduct of a decidedly sexual nature that is considered severe or pervasive enough to create a hostile and unsafe working environment. This includes, but is not limited to: