Vodafone fined for violation of Supreme Court’s Vishakha guidelines

The Bombay High Court has imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on the company Vodafone for failing to constitute a complaints committee in accordance with the Supreme Court’s guidelines in the case of Vishakha v. State of Rajasthan in the year 1997. The quantum of the fine is analogous to the amount that the company would have been required to pay under the Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act, 2013 for not constituting an Internal Committee.

Renuka Mukherjee v. Vodafone W.P. No. 1348 of 2001 (High Court of Bombay)

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