Sandhya Menon’s tweet narrates stories of different young female employees who have been sexually harassed by Rangarajan.
The #MeToo movement has also hit the automotive industry with a tweet from Sandhya Menon that reads – “On Suresh Rangarajan, Head of Corp Comm, Tata Motors. I’m just so sad that young women still go through this every day’. The message uploaded by Menon narrates stories of different young female employees who have been sexually harassed or assaulted by Rangarajan.
On Suresh Rangarajan, head of corp comm, Tata Motors.
I'm just so sad that young women still go through this every day. pic.twitter.com/rlTIt9VlP5
— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 11, 2018
Replying to the same tweet another automobile journalist, Farah Bookwala Vhora too shared her experience with Suresh Rangrajan. He had made her uncomfortable on multiple occasions that she stopped calling or meeting him, says Farah.
I'm not surprised by allegations against Suresh. As an automotive journalist, I frequently met him at press conferences and Tata events. At a couple of those events, I was given rather long "welcome hugs" where he would run his hands across my back. @TheRestlessQuil
— Farah Bookwala Vhora (@FBookwala) October 12, 2018
Responding the Menon’s tweet, Tata Motors HR said, “At Tata Motors, we have always striven to ensure a respectful and safe workplace for everyone. Any allegations are investigated and appropriate action is taken immediately. This matter has already been taken up for investigation by the Internal Complaints Committee, set up as per law. Any such behaviour is against the Tata code of conduct and appropriate action will be taken as soon the enquiry is completed.”
In light of the enquiry by ICC, Suresh Rangarajan, has been asked to go on leave for allowing an objective enquiry to be completed as soon as possible.
Statement about Suresh Rangarajan https://t.co/IRBnTmdSaK
— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) October 12, 2018