Employer may be redefined for sexual harassment
The committee on sexual harassment has recommended change in the definition of employer to make it more broad-based and to include contractors, homeowners and landlords. ‘Workplace’ can include vehicles provided by employers for women to travel to and for the work. The panel also suggested that the head of a private institution including a company, hospital or university be specified. The committee felt preventive aspects reflected in the proposed Bill had to be strictly in line with the Supreme Court guidelines in the Vishaka case.