Full text: What iGate's Phaneesh Murthy said on sexual harassment charges

Speaking at an analyst concall, Murthy denied the allegations and claimed he had support from some of the iGate staff.

FP Staff May 21, 2013 14:22:06 IST

Former CEO of iGate Phaneesh Murthy denied charges of sexual harassment calling them completely false. While admitting that he had a relationship with a subordinate Araceli Roiz, Murthy said he had not violated any company policy.

As per iGate code of conduct, Murthy was required to inform superiors in case of a personal relationship.

Speaking at an analyst concall, Murthy denied the allegations and claimed he had support from some of the iGate staff.

Full text What iGates Phaneesh Murthy said on sexual harassment charges

Phaneesh Murthy.

Here's what he said:

I do believe that the charges are completely false.

Company though it is fit to believe that I had violated company policy and terminated my employment. I also do not believe I have actually violated company policy. That is a separate point altogether.

We do not know if she (Araceli Roiz) is going to file in a Court of Law. If she does, obviously I will contest it. If she doesn't, then there is nothing to contest really, from her point of view. That all depends on what exactly she and her lawyers decide. So my course of action will be more reactive obviously at this moment. Obvioulsy the intent will be to fight it vigorously if indeed there is a lawsuit which is filed. And if the company deems it is fit that they should settle using insurance company, then that is the comapny's prerogative

There is no parallel between the 2002 sexual harassment case and this one.

People have even threatened to resign in my support.Will contest claims made by employee.

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