The issue came to light when screenshots were shared on Twitter alleging that Rangarajan harassed young female employees.
After creating a ripple in the Indian media sector, the #Metoo movement has found resonance in the Indian corporate sector and this time with Tata Motors taking cognizance of the complaint against its corporate communications chief Suresh Rangarajan.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."
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
In light of the enquiry by ICC, Suresh Rangarajan, has been asked to proceed on leave in order to allow for an objective enquiry to be completed as swiftly as possible.— Tata Motors (@TataMotors) October 11, 2018
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
Social media has been abuzz with stories of harassment and the names cropping up include senior journalists from top media houses.