Monday, March 7th, 2016

Reliance Fresh CEO dismisses two staff for sexual harassement

Narada Desk | March 7, 2016 7:02 am Print


  • The woman complained of sexual harassment at the outlet at Kolkata.
  • The company CEO apologized to the woman on social media.
  • the offenders were terminated and a two member women’s committee was formed to look into the issue.

Tendering an unconditional apology to a woman customer who complained of sexual harassment at a company outlet here, Reliance Fresh dismissed two store employees, said a top company official.

The company also set up a two-member women’s committee to inquire into the incident.

In a posting on social media, Reliance Fresh CEO Damodar Mall tendered the apology to the woman.

“We welcome Rajshree ji (the customer) back to our store. We have terminated the offending staffer, Sumit Rajbhar, on account of gross indiscipline and breach of code of conduct,” Mall posted.

Mall said the services of the on-duty store manager was also terminated for dereliction of duty.

According to him, a panel of Parbati Paul, retired deputy commissioner of police, and Sarita Joglekar, counsel at Reliance headquarters, will conduct an inquiry and report their findings within 72 hours from March 7.

Images captured on the closed-circuit television at the store have been given to Paul and others authorities.

The accused staff had flashed at Rajashree Tamang Lama, a final year law student at Calcutta University, following which she reported the matter to the duty manager, who allegedly did not take any serious action.