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Intemperate language used in a report against a female employee cannot constitute sexual harassment - The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013

A solitary allegation of intemperate language, used in a report, against a female employee, cannot constitute an offence of sexual harassment at workplace under the provision of sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Until an act or behaviour from the male employee is not connected with sexual harassment including allegation of a promise, threat or an offensive or hostile work environment or a humiliating treatment towards female employee, the existence of offence of sexual harassment would not come into existence.

-Anil Rajagopal vs. State of Kerala. 2078(Ker. H.C) 

The Sexual Harrasment Of Women At Workplace,(Act 2013)

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