[Sexual harassment] Karnataka High Court stays order calling for Service Rules to be followed for dismissal

The High Court stayed an order that held that a report by the Internal Complaints Committee formed under the POSH Act can be a fact-finding report, but cannot be the sole basis for dismissal.

The Karnataka High Court recently stayed its 2021 order wherein it had held that in cases of sexual harassment at the workplace, an employer must follow service rules to impose major penalties such as dismissal. [Mangalore University v. Dr Arabi U and Anr].

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