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Nasscom Chief Som Mittal may face prosecution for negligence in the Pratibha Murthy rape-and-murder case of 2005. Should company heads be made responsible for staff safety??

Tags: negligence, prosecution, staff safety
Asked by cyrus irani, 23 Feb '08 01:48 pm
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Of course they should be. they must bear the vicarious responsibility for the failure of other employees, such as those in charge of safety and security of employees. This principal is applicable to bank heads for frauds that happen at branches, the CEO cannot shrug his shoulders and say "what can I do?" Actually, these companies are rolling in money and, except for shareholder value, they do not hold anything sacrosanct. How much will a system that tells the employee in advance the taxi number and the name of the driver who will be picking her or him up from the house cost? They could have a person to be in frequent contact with the taxi company and keep the employees informed about the arrangements and any changes that might be made due to exigencies. The employee who finds the wrong taxi or wrong driver at her door can alert the security. But these companies have nothing like culture, they are only too arrogant. They treat the employees like goods that can be wri ...more
Answered by Suresh Bhave, 23 Feb '08 02:01 pm

 
  
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inspite of security this kind of incidents happens....it is tough call to point someone.. for the mishap
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 23 Feb '08 01:50 pm

 
  
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YES the CEOs are accountable for the same. It is their responsibility as well to make sure that the business undertaking indeed perfoms satisfactorily and in a healthy fasion. However mere arrests of CEOs aint gonna solve the problem. A concerted awareness is required towards crime against women which has reached hihg proportions. Only then can such social evils really be solved.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 23 Feb '08 03:19 pm

 
  
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