Delhi HC issues notice to ICICI bank for harassing employee
Pursuant to a suit filed against a multinational bank for fraud and conspiracy by its employee for removing her from job illegally, the Delhi High Court has issued notices to the ICICI bank, its CMD and 11 others with directions to file their reply by May 27.
Issuing the notices to 13 officials of the ICICI bank, along with its Chief Managing director(CMD) M V Kamath, Chief Financial Officer Chandra Kochar and its Corporate Manager(legal) Nitu Agarwal, Joint Registrar of the High Court directed them to file their written submissions by May 27.
Petitioner Mitali Mandal has alleged that she was the head of the ICICI bank based in Ranchi (Jharkhand) and was suddenly transferred to Kolkata. Her transfer, she alleged was part of a conspiracy which was hatched to settle personal scores with her. She was first transferred to Kolkata and then a termination letter was handed over to her.
Ms Mandal has alleged that she was forced to go to Kolkata and then harassed and humiliated. She was forced to tender her resignation.
In her civil suit, Ms Mandal has asked that she should be reinstated and demanded Rs 21 lakh as compensation for illegally terminating her which caused a loss in her reputation.