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Tarun Tejpal’s Tehelka joins Infosys,Penguin in sexual harassment at work cases

In the wake of Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case,it is clear that India Inc has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to sensitising employees to gender issues at the workplace.

Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal is the latest to face such allegations,joining a list that includes Phaneesh Murthy (Infosys and iGate),David Davidar (Penguin) and Gopal Kanda (MDLR Airlines).

iGate Corp sacked its Chief Executive Phaneesh Murthy for not disclosing a relationship with a subordinate and alleged sexual harassment. According to some experts,such cases expose a deep-seated and sustained gender bias at the workplace and highlight the reality that a vast majority of Indian offices are poorly equipped to handle these instances.

Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda is an accused in the Geetika Sharma suicide case. Several organisations are still not compliant with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013,according to Kaustubha Mani,an advocate with PXV Law Partners.

Former Penguin Canada president David Davidar who was being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee,has settled the lawsuit out of court. According to some experts,such cases expose a deep-seated and sustained gender bias at the workplace and highlight the reality that a vast majority of Indian offices are poorly equipped to handle these instances.