An inquiry has been ordered into the allegation of sexual harassment by an assistant professor in Adikavi Nannayya University here. The state government on Saturday suspended the divisional forest officer DFO Rayagada, Debarchan Behera, over corruption and sexual harassment allegations against him. Many government departments and agencies in the Union territory of Puducherry have not constituted internal complaints committees to probe charges of sexual harassment of women in the workplaces even six years after the Union government enacted an act in this regard. Though the incident took place on Tuesday, the FIR was lodged by the university chief proctor on Thursday. The Supreme Court has upheld suspension of an additional district judge after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a junior judicial assistant and refused to quash disciplinary proceedings initiated by Delhi high court against him. Vattiyoorkavu police have registered a case against the principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kodunganoor, following the complaint filed by a woman teacher of the same school who alleged that she faced repeated harassment from the principal.
Illinois’ New #MeToo-Inspired Law Creates Sweeping Employer Obligations | Littler Mendelson P.C.
On June 2, , the General Assembly, through bi-partisan efforts, passed S. On August 9, , Governor J. The new law not only prohibits unilateral agreements to arbitrate claims involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation for complaining about discrimination or harassment, but also changes sexual harassment reporting and training requirements, and impacts how union representation is handled during the course of proceedings related to claims of sexual harassment. In sum, employers may not unilaterally compel an employee to keep silent about alleged unlawful employment practices in the workplace.
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