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Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Policy and Procedures dealing with Sexual Harassment

The RCM policy document regarding Sexual Harassment is intended to inform the faculty members, staffs and students including guests and visitors about sexual harassment and the procedures they should follow if they encounter or observe it.

Regional College of Management:

  • Prohibits sexual harassment by any student, staff member or faculty member;
  • Encourages reporting of sexual harassment before it becomes severe or pervasive;
  • Identifies persons to whom sexual harassment may be reported;
  • Prohibits retaliation against persons who bring sexual harassment complaints;
  • Assures confidentiality to the extent possible consistent with the need to address and resolve harassment appropriately;
  • Assures all members of the institution that each complaint of sexual harassment will receive an adequate, reliable and impartial investigation, and appropriate and corrective action is taken.

  • The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual harassment by spreading awareness through education and the development of a sense of community. However, if sexual harassment occurs, the institute will respond firmly and fairly, and in a timely manner. As befits an academic community, the institute’s approach is to consider problems within an informal framework when appropriate, but to make formal procedures available for use when necessary.

What is Sexual Harassment?

The institute has adopted the following definition of sexual harassment based on the guidelines laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Vishaka & Others Vs. State of Rajasthan & others (Jt 1977 (7) Sec. 384). For this purpose, sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behavior (whether directly or by implication) as:

  • Physical contact or advances;
  • A demand or request for sexual favors;
  • Sexually colored remarks;
  • Showing pornography;
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

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