List of Inappropriate behaviours under POSH

Please note that the following list provides examples of inappropriate behaviours under POSH for informational purposes only.

This list is not exhaustive, and the interpretation and application of the POSH Act may vary depending on specific circumstances and legal considerations.

It is advised to consult the actual provisions of the POSH Act and seek legal advice for a comprehensive understanding of the law.

  • Sexual advances or requests
  • Verbal or written comments
  • Unwanted physical contact
  • Displaying explicit content
  • Offensive gestures or actions
  • Cyber harassment
  • Unwanted sexual comments or innuendos
  • Persistent unwelcome advances
  • Coercion or pressure
  • Retaliation or victim-blaming
  • Gender-based insults or derogatory language
  • Unwanted staring or leering
  • Unwelcome personal inquiries
  • Discrimination or exclusion based on gender
  • Unwanted touching or brushing against someone’s body
  • Making sexual jokes or remarks about someone’s sexual orientation
  • Circulating or forwarding sexually explicit emails or messages
  • Creating and sharing offensive or derogatory memes or images
  • Exposing or deliberately showing explicit material to someone without their consent
  • Making sexual gestures or mimicking sexual acts
  • Unwanted or excessive physical contact during conversations or interactions
  • Making derogatory or offensive remarks about a person’s appearance, clothing, or body
  • Spreading rumors or gossip of a sexual nature about an individual
  • Pressuring someone to dress in a certain way or make changes to their appearance to meet someone else’s sexual preferences or expectations

Remember, the interpretation and application of the POSH Act may vary, and it is advisable to consult legal professionals for specific legal advice and guidance.

In our upcoming articles, you will find the answers to your questions and more details about the Act.

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