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Another Phaneesh case hits iGATE: sexual harassment suit filed in the US

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New York : US-based outsourcing firm iGATE has been slapped with yet another sexual harassment suit by an ex-employee, claiming that she was sexually abused by the firm’s Legal Head and her supervisor.

Karetha Dodd, a US national, has sued iGATE and her supervisor Mukund Srinath on charges of sexual harassment at the US District Court for the Northern District of California in September last year.

Dodd has also alleged that she was targeted at iGATE after she testified against its then CEO Phaneesh Murthy who was accused of sexually harassing Investor Relations Head Araceli Roiz.


According to her LinkedIn profile, Dodd worked at iGATE as Vice President and Head of Legal (Americas) & resigned from the firm in August 2013, while Srinath is at present working at the company as a Senior Vice President (Legal) and Corporate Secretary of iGATE.

In her complaint before the court, Dodd has alleged that “she was subjected to harassing behaviour by her superior (Srinath) and when Plaintiff (Dodd) refused to have a sexual relationship with him, he retaliated by taking negative employment actions against her.”

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