IT major Infosys Technologies has unofficially acknowledged that it has reprimanded a senior consecutive in the company for “gender insensitivity” following widespread circulation of anonymous email purportedly from a group of women employees that a senior executive in the company had sexually harassed them.
Infosys officials unofficially acknowledged that a senior executive had been reprimanded for “gender insensitivity’’ but did name any individual. The officials however indicated said that the allegations in an anonymous mail did not involve sexual harassment. “We take every sexual harassment complaint very seriously and each case is thoroughly investigated. Swift and appropriate action are taken in all such cases,’’ Infosys said in a statement.
The company stated that it had set in place mechanisms for redressal of sexual harassment complaints in the company as mandated by the Supreme Court in the Vishaka case.
An anonymous mail purportedly written by women employees in a team at Infosys had alleged that a sexual harassment complaint had been filed before the Infosys board of directors against a senior and long standing executive of the firm.
“Even though the charges were serious the board had not taken action and is hushing up the whole case. Most of the people in our group somehow knew about this issue,’’ the anonymous email stated.