Vishaka and Others v. State of Rajasthan and Others
India Supreme Court
3 BHRC 261 (1997)
A social worker in a village in Rajasthan (defendant) was the victim of a gang rape. The incident revealed the dangers women in the workplace faced. In the absence of any law regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, Vishaka and others (plaintiffs), a group of social activists and nongovernmental organizations, brought the incident to the attention of the supreme court, seeking safeguards for working women.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Verma, C.J., Manohar, J.)
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