Our Jurisdiction

The Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010” covers whole of the Punjab. Any employee (as per definition given in “The Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010),” of organizations (as defined in “The Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010),” can file her/his complaint of harassment at the workplace (as defined in the said Act).

Since its establishment in 2013, this office has been taking up cases of those harassed at their workplace. The complainants include class IV employees to senior officers of both public and private organizations. This shows that establishment of this quasi-judicial forum was inevitable for redressal of grievances of women who suffer non-conducive/intimidating environment at their workplaces/ offices. 

Office of Ombudsperson takes up cases of harassment keeping in view its comprehensive definition in “The Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010.” Women who bring their complaints in person or post their complaints, are heard at the preliminary stage by members/ officers of the core team as well as by the Ombudsperson to see whether their complaints are covered under “The Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010.” Once the complaint is admitted, the case is heard at length, both parties (complainant & accused) as well as their witnesses/ evidence are examined and decision announced.