The Workplace Sexual Harassment Act recognises the sensitivity attached to such matters and gives
significant importance to ensuring that the complaint and connected information are kept confidential i.e kept private. Even under the RTI Act, the information pertaining to workplace sexual harassment shall not be disclosed.
What all is included under ‘information’ that remains confidential from all public, press and media :
- The contents of the complaint;
- the identity and addresses of the complainant;
- any information relating to conciliation and inquiry proceedings;
- recommendations of the ICC/LCC and the action taken.
Information regarding the justice secured without disclosure of name, address, identity or any other details pertaining to the complainant or the witnesses; can be disclosed.
Breach of the obligation to maintain confidentiality is punishable under this law