Even India’s most well-respected companies cannot offer a safe work environment for women.
On Dec. 27, a female contractual staff member of Infosys—India’s second-largest IT services company—was allegedly raped at the company’s Pune campus in Maharashtra.
The woman worked at the canteen on the campus, and two men have been arrested in the case by the Pune police, according to NDTV.
“We are investigating the matter and are working closely with the police to aid their investigation,” Infosys said in a statement to Quartz. “We have stringent security measures in place on all our campuses and have a zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment which extends to our contractual staff as well. The company will take necessary action as per policy.”
Infosys has two campuses in Pune—a 33,000-seat facility at Hinjewadi and a 3,750-seat campus at Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park. According to NDTV, the incident took place at the Hinjewadi campus.
In 2002, Infosys had found itself in the midst of a high-profile sexual-harassment case. Its then global head of sales, Phaneesh Murthy, was accused of sexual harassment by his female secretary.
Infosys—despite strongly denying the accusations throughout proceedings—had settled the matter out of court and paid $3 million to the female employee. Murthy had also quit the company following the incident.