What is POSH?
The Prevention Of Sexual Harassment Act
To start with, POSH is Prevention of Sexual Harassment. This act under the gambit of which POSH at workplace falls is formally called Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The main objective of this act was to ensure the safety of women and ensure that they are not harassed and violated at workplace. This act is in unison with the article 21 of Constitution of India that guarantees the ‘Right to Life’.
Replaced the earlier Vishakha Guidelines on sexual harassment in 2013
Expanded definition of 'workplace' (covered unorganized sector as well) and employee' (interns, domestic workers, etc) too.
Laid down rules for setting up an internal mechanism to inquire into allegations of assault