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TechM ex-employee accuses manager of discrimination against homosexuals; co promises probe

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  • In a recent mail written to his previous manager after the SC's landmark order, Gaurav Probir Pramanik cited a 2015 incident where the manager concerned, during an address in a training room, had allegedly made "sweeping generalisation and stereotyping of someone's sexuality". Pramanik accused the manager of making "mocking judgements" on how his purported "effeminate" nature had affected his work. He further alleged that the manager made "a mockery out of a religious minority and a sexual minority" despite being a leader at a company that prides itself for inclusion and diversity.

Source | PTI | cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com

IT company Tech Mahindrasaid Tuesday it would conduct a thorough probe after a former employee, just days after the Supreme Court decriminalising homosexuality, alleged harrasment and discrimination by his then team manager in 2015.

Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra said the company is investigating the matter and “will ascertain the facts and see that the outcome is fair and just”. He assured that the group celebrates diversity at workplace and “fairness and dignity” of an individual are enshrined in core value of the company.

“Our code of conduct is explicit on this subject … Tech M is investigating these allegations, and appropriate action will follow,” Mahindra tweeted.

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