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Strict guidelines issued for cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace, strictness of Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has given some strict guidelines regarding cases of sexual harassment of women at the workplace, under which media reporting of these cases will no longer be done. Know the full news…

Bombay High Court: Bombay HC has issued strict guidelines for hearing of cases and recording orders in cases under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rules. According to this order of the court, “the name of the parties shall not be mentioned in the order sheet.”Also Read – Why are Shilpa Shetty’s minor children being targeted? High Court said – it is a matter of concern

Bombay High Court has issued strict guidelines for hearing, dealing and reporting of cases related to sexual harassment of women at workplace and stipulated that such cases will be heard only on camera or in judge’s chambers and no media reporting Will be. Decisions will be allowed without prior approval. Also Read – High Court’s directive, ‘Narayan Rane to file separate petitions for six FIRs registered against him’

Justice GS Patel passed the order to protect the interests of both the accused and the aggrieved parties in such cases. Guidelines for conducting hearings, passing orders and uploading reports, reporting cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace are one of the first such norms framed by the HC. Also Read – After Bombay, now Madras High Court has stayed some of the provisions of the new IT rules, know the whole matter

In a detailed order passed on Friday, a bench of Justice Gautam Patel said that henceforth all proceedings under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (PoSH Act), 2013 will be heard only in-camera or by a judge. in the chambers of. The orders in such cases shall not be uploaded on the website of the court, and the press shall not report on the decision passed under the Act without the permission of the court, the HC said.

“Both the parties and all the parties and advocates, as well as witnesses are prohibited from disclosing the contents of any order, judgment or Filing in the media or publishing any such material in any medium or fashion, including social media, without the specific permission of the Court, “would be a contravention of the order.

The court said it was imperative that the identity of the parties involved in the cases were protected under the POSH Act. “Therefore, it is imperative to protect the identity of the parties in these proceedings from disclosure, even accidental disclosure. It is in the interest of both the parties. As of now there are no established guidelines in such matters. The guidelines further state that all records of such cases shall be kept in sealed covers and shall not be issued to any person without the permission of the court.

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