- Air India staff alleges sexual harassment by a senior at work place
- Writes letter to aviation minister Suresh Prabhu, copying PM Modi on it
- Minister responds "Asked Air India CMD to immediately address issue"
The airhostess' letter which has 'Request for Justice' as the subject line, said since "Air India refused to deal with the matter seriously", she was forced to flag the issue with the highest authorities in the country.
In the letter, the Air India employee, without naming the officer, described him as a "predator" and equal, if not worse, 'than Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby put together'. Both Weinstien and Cosby have been charged with sexual misconduct by leading ladies of Hollywood.
"This senior executive is a predator and has sexually propositioned me, abused me, used abusive languages on other women in my presence, spoken of sexual acts with me and other women in my presence in office premises...," she wrote in the letter dated May 25.
The employee alleged she was "denied positions and privileges" after she "rejected his advances". She said that she would reveal the name of the executive only to the aviation minister, if he gives her time for a meeting.
Refusing to comment further on the case since "concerned ministers have assured" her and the matter is sub judice, the Air India employee said, "If Vishaka guidelines aren't enough to eradicate bias, we must revisit it."
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