iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy axed on sexual harassment charge

Murthy was a rising star at Infosys Ltd as California-based global head of sales before leaving in 2002 after a sexual harassment lawsuit against him and the company

hidden December 20, 2014 20:51:02 IST
iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy axed on sexual harassment charge

The board of iGate Corp, an information technology outsourcing services provider, has sacked chief executive officer Phaneesh Murthy following an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment, the company said in a statement.

iGate CEO Phaneesh Murthy axed on sexual harassment charge

Information and technology outsourcing service provider iGATE has sacked President and CEO Phaneesh Murthy for not informing the company board about his relationship with a subordinate employee. Reuters

The US-listed company, which has bulk of its employees in India, has appointed Gerhard Watzinger as interim chief executive with immediate effect, the iGate statement said.

"The board's decision was made as a result of an investigation by outside legal counsel, engaged by the board, of the facts and circumstances surrounding a relationship Mr Murthy had with a subordinate employee and a claim of sexual harassment," the statement said.

This is not the first time Murthy is being charged with sexual misconduct.

Murthy was a rising star at Infosys Ltd as California-based global head of sales before leaving in 2002 after a sexual harassment lawsuit against him and the company.

The sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by his former executive secretary at Reka Maximovitch. Maximovitch had complained of sexual harassment and wrongful termination of employment. Infosys, settled the lawsuit out of court for $3 million.

Agencies

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives
Entertainment

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement
Entertainment

#MeToo on screen: From Bombshell to The Assistant, Hollywood's fictional examinations of the movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

Ashley Judd can pursue sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, court rules
Entertainment

Ashley Judd can pursue sexual harassment lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, court rules

A federal appeals court reinstated a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law.