Case Studies

Renuka Mukherjee vs Vodafone Essar Ltd &Ors on 13 October, 2017

COURT: Bombay High Court

JUDGE: A.A. Sayed and M.S Karnik

DATE OF JUDGEMENT: 13th October,2017

In this case PIL was filed by petitioners where the, Respondents have violated the Fundamental Rights of the Petitioner under Articles, 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India¬† that the Respondents had allegedly¬† sexually harassed the Petitioner and acted vindictively with premediated malice against the Petitioner and that the Respondent No.1 have violated the law laid down by the Hon’ble the Supreme Court of India in the case of Vishaka and others versus State of Rajasthan and others reported in AIR 1997 (SC) and have deliberately flouted the rules prescribed by the Apex Court and failed to implement the guidelines laid down as law towards protection of women from sexual harassment at workplace and failed to provide grievance procedure for redressal of complaint of the Petitioner against sexual harassment at workplace and by not taking disciplinary action against the Respondents.

The Bombay high court held that though no compensation was awarded to the complainants, but the Respondent No.1 had not followed the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in Vishaka as there was no Complaints Committee constituted by the Respondent No.1 at the relevant time. The respondents were asked to pay as fine, sum of Rs. 50,000 to the war widows association.