What We Can Do

Office of Ombudsperson is a grievance redressal forum for inquiry/ proceedings in cases of harassment after the promulgation of the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, in Punjab in March, 2013, and extends to whole of the Punjab. The complainant can be a woman or man and employees include regular or contractual whether employed on daily, weekly, monthly or hourly basis and include an intern or apprentice.

The complaints that fall in the definition of Harassment at Workplace" as per the Act are admissible while complaints of administrative or other nature may not fall within the preview of Ombudsperson. After cases are accepted by this office, show cause notices are issued to the accused, detailed hearings are conducted and finally decision is announced.