In the wake of #MeToo, Emraan Hashmi to include anti-sexual harassment clause in his company’s contracts
In the wake of #Me Too movement several positive changes have been taking place in the industry. Perpetrators are being named and shamed publicly while swift actions are being taken against the offenders. Now actor Emraan Hashmi has decided to include a clause incorporating the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace act in his employee contracts and crew contracts (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) to safeguard women at their workplaces and forewarn men to stay within the line.
The actor after having a discussion with his legal team will add a sexual harassment clause to his contracts, along with other clauses concerning confidentiality and termination.
Emraan who will be also producing his upcoming film ‘Cheat India’ said, “Such clauses are already in contracts in several industries, including MNCs. No film production company has enforced it so far, but with the #MeToo movement that started a decade ago, picking up steam in the West last year and inching towards India, with someone being outed almost every hour on the social media, such clauses have become imperative. In my company at least, it will include both male and female cast and crew members”.
The actor feels that such steps are need of the hour and has also stated that laws should be equal for both men and women as both