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Women reporting sexual harassment face job problems

An Economic Times report raises a worrying aspect of sexual harassment complaints by women. The report says that many women who have been bold enough to come out and file charges are branded as "high risk" by majority of employers. The report quotes Saundarya Rajesh, Founder-President, AVTAR Career Creators and FLEXI Careers India as saying, "Companies are extremely uncomfortable with women who have filed sexual harassment complaints. It definitely casts a shadow on their career." Companies try to sort out harassment complaints internally, but when a woman goes to court, her future employment prospects turn bleak.

An Economic Times report raises a worrying aspect of sexual harassment complaints by women. The report says that many women who have been bold enough to come out and file charges are branded as "high risk" by majority of employers. The report quotes Saundarya Rajesh, Founder-President, AVTAR Career Creators and FLEXI Careers India as saying, "Companies are extremely uncomfortable with women who have filed sexual harassment complaints. It definitely casts a shadow on their career." Companies try to sort out harassment complaints internally, but when a woman goes to court, her future employment prospects turn bleak.

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