CAN INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR OCCURING OUTSIDE OF THE FACTORY PREMISES STILL BE CONSIDERED A VIOLATION OF THE POSH ACT?
Can inappropriate behavior occurring outside of the factory premises still be considered a violation of the POSH Act?
The inappropriate behavior that occurs outside the workplace but has a nexus to the workplace can still be considered a violation of the POSH Act.
As per section 2 (o) (v) of the Act, the workplace includes: any place visited by the employee arising out of or during the course of employment including transportation by the employer for undertaking such journey.
In line with this, if a woman employee is subjected to inappropriate behavior by a co-worker, supervisor, or customer during a work-related event or on work-related travel, it will be considered a violation of the POSH Act.
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