The #MeToo movement has raised awareness in the workplace and, along with it, the demand for appointing an external member for the internal complaints committee
Since last month, Swetabh Pathak, co-founder of tech start-up Elucidata, has been busy tweaking the internal office POSH (prevention of sexual harassment) policy document. He is also on the lookout for an external member to join the internal complaints committee (ICC), which he intends to set up by next month. Almost 30% of the employees in this company are women. While Pathak is in talks with two potential candidates for the external member position, he says that there is no clear way of finding an “expert" for the position mandated by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.