Article 4 of the Act, which deals with the formation of an internal complaints committee (“the ICC”) by an organization, stipulates in Article (3) that the ICC must have a member of non-governmental organizations or associations engaged in the cause of women, or a person familiar with issues related to sexual harassment. Rule 4 of the Rules further states that “a person familiar with matters related to sexual harassment” is a person who has expertise in matters related to sexual harassment and may include: (a) a social worker with at least five years of experience in the field of social work leading to the creation of social conditions that will strengthen the role of women and, in particular, will combat sexual harassment on the territory of the European Union. And (b) a person who is familiar with employment, service, civil law or criminal law. POSHatWork may send you notices, including those relating to changes to the Terms and Conditions, including, but not limited to, emails, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text messages, posts on POSHatWork or other reasonable means currently known or further developed. These communications may not be received if you violate these Terms and Conditions by accessing POSHatWork in an unauthorized manner. Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions constitutes your acceptance that you will be deemed to have received all notices that would have been delivered if you had accessed POSHatWork in an authorized manner. The external member is an essential element of any internal Board of Appeal as it offers an impartial and neutral perspective. They are not involved or aware of the company`s internal policy and employee relations and therefore base their opinions and conclusions on the facts and circumstances presented. Being an external member, which is generally unknown to the workforce, gives complainants and witnesses a sense of ease when talking about harassment in the workplace. This reduces the pressure to talk to someone who is constantly present in the workplace or who has a predisposed bias towards or against the complainant. An employer-trained COI should have at least four members, including one external member.
Half of the IC members should be women. Ic`s three types of members include: IC should investigate any written complaint of sexual harassment received by a complainant against an employee of the organization. The IC should ensure that six copies of the complaint are submitted, along with supporting documentation (if applicable) and a list of witnesses. The complainant may refer the complaint to one of the members of the IC, which must be forwarded to the President within 3 days of receipt. At first reading, this may seem vague, given that there is no specific qualification or role that the legislation proposes for the icc`s external member. However, the reason for this perceived vagueness is inclusivity. The law is deliberately vague in order to allow the external member to come from a certain professional background, provided that he or she has empathy for the complainant and is aware of women`s rights. Serious scrutiny is required before a foreigner is hired as a member of the ICC.
First, the institution concerned must understand what to expect from the external member of the ICC. Among other things, it is important to review their previous legal records. Someone should be elected who has experience in dealing with sexual harassment issues. Try to ensure that the member has a reputation for acting neutrally and impartially. An external CCI member should have the following characteristics to meet these requirements: Remember that, by law, the term employee refers to any person employed by the organization on a one-time, one-time or daily salary basis, and includes interns, interns, volunteers and those employed through an agent or contractor. POSHatWork does not offer a guaranteed membership under any circumstances and may terminate your access to the Website without giving reasons or notice, which may result in the expiration and destruction of all information associated with your account. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, but not limited to, exclusive provisions, disclaimers of warranties, indemnification, and limitations of liability. The member must belong to an NGO or social organization that advocates for women and to a person who has experience in dealing with cases related to sexual harassment.
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