Mumbai: A case has been filed against the chief marketing officer (CMO) of a major financial services firm after a subordinate alleged he made lewd comments and made sexual remarks upon seeing her.
In a complaint filed with the NM Joshi Marg Police Station, the 43-year-old claimed to have worked at the company in a senior position between 2013 and 2020.
“She said that she used to report regularly to the CEO and was also supposed to report to the Marketing Director once every three months. However, he used to call her regularly in his cabin and trying to get close to her. The woman also said he touched her inappropriately on the company’s annual day while taking pictures,” a police officer said.
The woman further alleged that the CMO sent her obscene emails and text messages.
“She further told us that during an on-site training program, he showed her the room keys and said it was your last chance or be fired,” the officer said and added that the woman maintained that this was an indication of seeking sexual favours.
The woman also told us that she filed a complaint with the company’s human resources department and after an investigation the CMO was given a slap and she was removed from the service without notice.
“We have registered a case,” said Senior Police Inspector Sunil Chandramore of NM Joshi Marg Police Station.
A case was registered under sections 354 for assault or criminal violence against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty, 354A for sexual harassment and 354D for criminal harassment, 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 506 criminal IPC intimidation and under the penalty 67 A for the publication or transmission of material containing a sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form of the computer law.