Authorities of the SriLankan Airlines management have been summoned to appear in the court of New Delhi India on the 13th of July 2016 for the alleged internal sexual harassment of one of its Indian national female employees.
Her lawyer went on to file papers in court stating that she was then transferred to the airline’s office in Kochi after serving twelve long years with the airline.
However upon further complaining to the SriLankan Airline’s authorities she was informed that an internal investigation would take place. Subsequently there was neither an investigation nor a verdict into the matter.
She was dismissed subsequently.
Filing papers against the airline once again for not taking action against the regional Indian Head, the victims lawyer Ajay Verma succeeded in his attempt to have the case tried in Delhi.
The Delhi court Judge Pankaj Sharma who viewed her case found sufficient information to summon the authorities of the airline. The court document stated “ Upon going through the entire material on record, this court is if considered view that prima facie sufficient grounds exists to proceed against accused for offence under section 26 of the sexual harassment of women in the work place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. Accused be summoned for the aforesaid offense subject to filing of PF/RC on 13/07/2016.
Currently there are three cases running concurrently due to this incident with one of the cases being a criminal charge.