Tata Motors sacks corp communication chief over #MeToo allegation
Mumbai: Tata Motors Ltd has sacked its chief of corporate communications Suresh Rangarajan following allegations of inappropriate behaviour with female employees, as the global #MeToo movement impacts the Indian corporate world after first shaking up Bollywood and some media houses.
Announcing the “organisational change”, on Wednesday, Gajendra S Chandel, the head of human resources informed employees through a cryptic internal memo of the decision: “Suresh Rangarajan, senior GM corporate communications has been discharged from the company’s services with immediate effect.”
In the second week of October, The Indian owner of Jaguar Land Rover, in a Twitter post, said it has asked Suresh Rangarajan “to proceed on leave in order to allow for an objective enquiry to be completed as swiftly as possible”.
In October 2018, under the #MeToo movement, anonymous allegations were posted on Twitter about Rangarajan harassing female employees.
Rangarajan’s name cropped up as part of the MeToo movement that has taken the social media by storm starting October.
In a recent development, Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal resigned after an independent probe into allegations of serious personal misconduct, as per a Walmart statement.