#MeToo impact: 3,000 Gurugram firms to come under administrative scanner
Amid the ongoing #MeToo storm, the district-level Local Complaints Committee (LCC) of Gurugram will demand explanations from around 3,000 of the total 5,500 private firms in the city, on their failure to submit safety audit reports on prevention of sexual harassment to women at workplace. "We will soon send them notices and seek their explanation," said Committee chairperson Anuradha Sharma. Here's more.
LCC had served notices to all 5,500 registered companies
Sharma said following the #MeToo campaign, LCC had served notices to all the registered companies, seeking their replies on various issues including establishment of internal complaint desk and panels, as mandated under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
Any company with more than 10 employees to have ICC
Going further, Sharma informed any company having more than 10 employees comes under the ambit of LCC and should have an Internal Complaint Committee (ICC). "However, ICC is lacking in many of the small-scale industries. We are in the process to find out such companies," the LCC chairman said. The Local Complaints Committee was established in December 2013, as per the Haryana Government's order.