Anti-men Sexual Harassment at Workplace Law

Men’s Rights Movement opposes the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Law, 2010. The law is patently anti-men and does not take into consideration the views raised Men’s Rights Activist. The proposed Act is gender biased. It only takes into consideration the grievances raised by women, and wholly ignores the men victim of sexual harassment.
The Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said the objective was to enact a comprehensive legislation to provide safe, secure and enabling environment free from all forms of sexual harassment to every woman, irrespective of her age or employment status. But in effect the bill is making “workplace” a dangerous place for men to work.
The definition of the proposed offence is so wide that almost anything can be alleged as sexual harassment. It includes unwelcome sexual behavior, sexually determined behavior, conduct which interfere with work, humiliating conduct. These terms means different thing to different people. Even men face such behavior at workplace. In view of this definition of sexual harassment, there is no justification of making it a gender biased Act against men.
The proposed inquiry committee consists of senior level women committed to the cause of women, women employees committed to the cause of women, representative of NGO committed to the cause of women. If so many members in the committee are committed to the cause of women, such committee cannot be impartial in the inquiry against a man. We fear that inquiry by such committee shall be prejudicial to men, prejudicial to truth and prejudicial to justice.
The proposed Act gives anonymity to the complaint, but no such anonymity is being given to the man against who complained has been filed. It will result in character assassination of man, defamation of man and will result in grave prejudice to men.
The provision of punishment of false accuser is worded in such manner that false accusation cannot be established in any case. Further, no provision for complained by men against false complaint or intimidation of false complaint has been provided in the bill. Further, there is no provision for compensation for falsely accused man has been made in the bill.
Men’s Rights Movement demands that to stop menace of sexual harassment at workplace, a gender neutral bill be brought which provides for unbiased and fair inquiry. The law must punishes the wrong doer, and must also protect the innocent and compensate the innocent accused adequately.


One Response to “Anti-men Sexual Harassment at Workplace Law”

  1. Miss Misanthropist Says:

    It really sickens me that women are taken head over heals more seriously about sexual assault and harassment. The reason why it seems like men aren’t harassed is because they either aren’t believed or aren’t taken seriously. It’s just now, as in the past few years, coming to light that this actually happens because of how women (mainly feminists) have worked to suppress it for so long. Thank you for this.

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