Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sexual Harassment Case: Delhi High Court Asks Air India To Replace Panel Chief On Air Hostess’ Complaint

The Delhi High Court has asked Air India to replace the chairperson of its panel looking into the sexual harassment allegations by an air hostess against one of the carrier’s senior officials, following which the national carrier agreed to bring in a new person.

The complainant had claimed that the panel chairperson was close to the official who has been accused of misconduct. Air India agreed to replace the chairperson of its internal complaints committee after the high court made it clear that it would otherwise stay the proceedings before the panel.

"The counsel for respondent 1 (Air India) states that if petitioner has any apprehension against current chairperson of the ICC, respondent 1 shall without going into the apprehension and in the petitioner's interest, appoint another eminent lady as the chairperson of the ICC," Justice Vibhu Bakhru said.

"What happens when you find a person in the ICC is conflicted? You replace the person, but only for that matter," the court told Air India on Friday.
15/07/18 PTI/Bloomberg Quint