Three HR executives at Convergys get arrested for sexual harassment

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Mohammad Noman, Faizan Shameem and Rajarshi Bhat from the human resource department of Convergys were arrested and now have been granted bail.

Human-resource professionals are expected to safeguard employees from any kind of harassment. But in this case, the saviour has become the killer.

Three HR personnel at Convergys, Bengaluru were arrested following a police complaint by two women executives. Two FIRs were registered by the South East division police in Bengaluru.

Mohammad Noman, Faizan Shameem and Rajarshi Bhat from the human resource department of Convergys were arrested, and now have been granted bail.

One of the complainants, a 24-year-old software engineer, alleged that the trio had been passing lewd comments about her and had even sought sexual favours.

She accused them of sending messages via social media, inviting her for weekend parties, as well as text messages late at night, allegedly in return for a good appraisal from them.

She was asked to resign, which she refused to do. The Company then threatened to terminate her employment. Post this, she sent a legal notice to the management stating that she will not accept the termination without a valid explanation.

The second complainant, a 27-year-old woman employee, lodged a complaint with the Sudduguntepalya police accusing Faizan Shameem of passing lewd remarks at her.

The police have registered the two cases under Sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 504 (intentional insult) of the Indian Penal Code.

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