Improper handling of Sexual Harassment complaint impinges upon the Fundamental Right to Life and Dignity: Supreme Court

An ex-RAW employee alleged that officers subjected her to harassment by asking her to join sex racket running inside the Organisation for securing quicker promotions and that on refusal she was subjected to persecution.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

In a case concerning a sexual harassment complaint by a former employee of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) against her seniors in the organisation, a Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari has held that since the complaint was “improperly handled,” “showcasing procedural ignorance and casual attitude of her seniors,” the fundamental right to life and dignity of the appellant was “impinged upon.”

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