“our mind relies on short-cuts, which include making quick and snap judgements,” says Chryslynn D’Çosta.
A recent analysis showed that 99% of harassment cases go unreported , most often due to fear of retaliation or societal taboo.
Recognizing the impact that even subtle acts of harassment can have on the mental and emotional welling of the person facing the harassment, the law recommends an innovative redressal mechanisms. The institution of an IC in every organization ensures that complaints are addressed to in respectful and diligent manner
Ishani puts it simply – “We don’t. We think physical is the only form, but sexist jokes are also sexual harassment – even on SMS, WhatsApp, or email messages.” She believes that it is an issue of culture at the company.
Ishani Roy, Founder, and CEO, Serein, a Bengaluru-based consulting firm that is using a data-driven approach to promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace, says, “The Uber incident highlights that ‘growth at all costs’ approach that has been glamourised doesn’t really work in the long run."