Afraid Of Your Past? Here’s Why #MeToo Might Soon Bite You At Your WorkplaceA logo of the #MeToo movement. (pic via Twitter)

As the #MeToo storm brews, corporates are now reportedly looking into old cases of sexual harassment against their employees, as reported by ET.

The movement will have a significant impact on the corporations that have not taken past allegations seriously and haven’t made adequate efforts to conduct a thorough investigation, burying cases in the process.

A case being revisited is said to be that of a multinational bank's CFO who got a clean chit from an internal investigations panel in 2013. The bank is presently revisiting the charges made by a former employee against the official.

A letter written by the employee had stated that the CFO used to harass her and nine other employees in the department. The bank has chosen to get legal advisors and forensic experts to investigate the issue.

Forensic investigators are now determining the status of the charges while legal advisors are being requested to decide if any inappropriate behaviour occurred. The organisations and banks likewise need legal investigators to check whether they "passed up anything" and lawyers to guide them in responding if the victims were to go public with the allegations, said a person who wished to remain anonymous.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement