Reach out to the ICC
All members of the CPR community, and all visitors to the CPR premises and events organised by CPR, have a personal responsibility to refrain from engaging in any conduct that amounts to sexual harassment, and are encouraged to respect other individuals’ space, privacy and dignity and reinforce the maintenance of a work environment free from sexual harassment.
Whatever method you choose to interact with us, please note the ICC and its members will ensure that proceedings are carried out with the strictest confidentiality and with a view to enabling you to feel safe and secure. We will help you out and guide you through the necessary procedures including counselling, and explain the informal and formal means available for resolving the matter. There are many ways to contact the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) at CPR.
What can I do if I feel that I am being sexually harassed at CPR? CPR has a policy for dealing with any reported instances of sexual harassment, including internal disciplinary measures as well as initiating appropriate civil and criminal legal action. Under this policy, CPR has constituted an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) in accordance with section 4 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to address the grievances of any person who believes they have been subject to sexual harassment.
What action will be taken against a person found engaging in sexual harassment at CPR? The ICC may recommend one or more of the following courses of action against any person found guilty of sexual harassment at CPR:
(a) Written apology
(c) Reprimand or Censure
(d) Withholding of promotion
(e) Withholding of pay rise or increments
(f) Termination from service
(g) Undergoing a counselling session
(h) Carrying out community service
(i) In appropriate cases, the ICC may also recommend the initiation of criminal proceedings, with the consent of the victim.
What can I do if I feel that I am being sexually harassed at CPR? In case you feel that you are a victim of sexual harassment at CPR, please contact any member of the Internal Complaints Committee. The ICC will help you out and guide you through the necessary procedures including counselling, and explain the informal and formal means available for resolving the matter. The ICC will also facilitate the filing of a complaint and provide time-bound redress of such complaint in accordance with the Act.
1. You can send an email to the ICC using firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you could also fill in the form below.
2. You can contact individual members of the ICC. For details see the list below:
(a) Dr. (Ms.) Meenakshi Gopinath, Member Governing Board of CPR – Chairperson
3. Don’t forget to include the following in your written complaint:
(a) Your name and contact details
(b) The harasser’s name
(c) Brief facts in relation to the incident(s)
(d) Reasons for delay in reporting, if any
If you would like to understand the full process of complaint registration and investigation, please access the policy document.