The Centre has announced that women employees, who are proven victims of sexual harassment at workplace, would be given paid leave of 3 months in addition to the existing leaves of various kinds applicable to them.
It has also been announced that ‘sexual harassment’ leave won’t be deducted from any of their existing leave account. Centre’s grant of such kind of leave to women employees is viewed significant especially in the backdrop of increasing cases of sexual harassment against women and girls in various parts of the country. Those enduring sexual torture at times even take the extreme step of ending their lives.
Working women undergoing such harassment find it difficult to concentrate on their jobs and more often than not, end up facing a pathetic situation. In order to arrest such a decay in the career of women employees, the Centre has ushered in a new measure wherein the employees, who fall victims to sexual harassment, become eligible to avail 3 months’ paid leave.