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Sexual Harassment At Workplace: Hospital Fined 25 Lakh For Not Having ICC

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has imposed fine of Rs. 50,000 on Medanta Hospital, Indore for not having an Internal Complaints Committee, required to be constituted under Section 4(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women At Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (the Act). It also directed the hospital to pay compensation to the tune of Rs. 25 lakhs to the Complainant in the case for failing to address her case of sexual harassment.

The above order was passed by Justice Rohit Arya in concurrence with the impugned report submitted by the Local Complaints Committee of Indore and the consequent order passed by the high court in Mrs. Arvinder Bagga & Ors. v. Local Complaints Committee, District Indore & Ors., W.P. No. 22314 of 2017.

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