Tata Motors Sends Senior Executive on Leave After #MeToo Finger Pointed at Him
Tata Motors said allegations will be taken up for investigation by the Internal Complaints Committee as per law.
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After creating ripples in the film industry, comedy circuit and political field, the MeToo movement has now engulfed the corporate world as allegations have surfaced against the corporate communication chief at Tata Motors.
Allegations against Suresh Rangarajan were made by an anonymous employee and were shared on Twitter by journalist Sandhya Menon. The Tata Group responded to the allegations within hours and sent Rangarajan on leave pending an inquiry.
On Suresh Rangarajan, head of corp comm, Tata Motors. I'm just so sad that young women still go through this every day. pic.twitter.com/rlTIt9VlP5— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 11, 2018
In a statement released on October 11, Tata Motors said: “At Tata Motors, we have always striven to ensure a respectful and safe workplace for everyone. Any allegations are investigated and appropriate action is taken immediately. This matter has already been taken up for investigation by the Internal Complaints Committee, set up as per law.”
“Any such behaviour is against the Tata code of conduct and appropriate action will be taken as soon the enquiry is completed," the company added.
Allegations are being investigated and an appropriate action will be taken immediately as soon as the enquiry is complete - Tata Motors’ HR pic.twitter.com/Y7qRi1lT3q— Tata Motors (@TataMotors) October 11, 2018
Social media has been abuzz with stories of harassment and the names cropping up include senior journalists from top media houses, several filmmakers and actors.
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