NCW 'Fired' Two Women In 2016 After They Complained Of Sexual Harassment

NCW 'Fired' Two Women In 2016 After They Complained Of Sexual Harassment

Huffpost |
September 21, 2018

The two former employees have filed a case in the Delhi High Court accusing the National Commission for Women of sacking them due to their sexual harassment complaints against a senior.

NEW DELHI—Two former employees have sued India's National Commission for Women (NCW) for not renewing their contracts after they complained in early 2016 about "persistent sexual harassment" by VVB Raju, the NCW's deputy secretary at the time.

When one of them resisted Raju's advances, their petition filed in the Delhi High Court claims that he warned her that she would be "kicked out of the job".

Rather than supporting the women, some officials of the NCW "participated in the perpetuation of sexual harassment", the petition states. It claims that then Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam warned one of the petitioners to "improve her performance" at work if she wanted her contract to be extended.

This warning was allegedly given on account of oral complaints about sexual harassment made by one of the ex-employees in a meeting with Anand Choudhary, the officer on special duty to Maneka Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child Development, on 25 February 2016.

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