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#MeToo: Tatas to terminate contract with Suhel Seth’s firm

The managing partner of Counselage India was accused of sexual harassment by at least five women under the #MeToo campaign.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran-led Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, has decided to terminate its contract with Suhel Seth’s firm Counselage India, after he was accused of sexual harassment by at least five women under the #MeToo campaign.

"Counselage’s contract with Tata Sons will end on November 30, 2018," a Tata sons spokesperson told The Hindu.

Seth, an author, lobbyist and a socialite worked as a consultant with the Tata Group’s public relations team, had played a pivotal role in rebuilding the Tata brand in the aftermath of the management crisis within the group in 2016, when Cyrus Mistry was removed as chairman of Tata Sons.

Earlier, when the accusations against managing partner of Counselage India, Suhel Seth came out in social media platforms, Tata Group had said that the company was looking into the issue and would soon take a decision on the matter.

"Tata Group is committed to promoting a safe workplace for women. We have noted the recent reports regarding Mr Seth in the media. We are looking into the issue and will decide on a further course of action in this regard," said a Tata Sons statement earlier.

Earlier, Tata Sons Group firm Tata Motors had asked Suresh Rangarajan, head of its corporate communications to proceed on leave after allegations of sexual harassment were levelled against him.

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