An Indian woman employee of SriLankan Airlines filed a petition in the Delhi high court seeking action against the airline for not implementing of the Vishaka guidelines for dealing with the sexual harassment related cases at workplaces. The court has agreed to hear the matter on June 20, the Asian Age newspaper reported.
The woman who filed the petition is a sales executive in the airline. The petition claimed that her complaint of sexual harassment against a senior colleague, a Sri Lankan, has been pending since 2009 and no action has been taken against him.
The counsel of the woman claimed that the airlines have not implemented the Vishaka guidelines in the woman’s complaint till date. The petition also asked for directions to the concerned ministries civil aviation and women and child development to take action against the airline company for non-implementing the guidelines.
The petition also requested the government directions to ensure that all the airlines implement the Vishaka guidelines as well as provisions of the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act. The petition also claimed that the woman was transferred to Kochi from Delhi after she lodged the complaint against her senior.
The woman was informed in 2013 after she went to enquire about the status of her complaint, she was told that the matter is a closed chapter, claimed the woman in her petition. She also got in touch with the National Commission for Women. The NCW sent a letter to the Delhi police commissioner to look into the matter.
The police lodged an FIR against the senior colleague of the complainant after conducting an enquiry into the matter. The woman also alleged that she was transferred to Bengaluru from Kochi