Phaneesh Murthy sexual harassment case to be settled out of court?

Phaneesh Murthy sexual harassment case to be settled out of court? Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The sexual harassment case involving disgraced iGate Corp chief executive Phaneesh Murthy might be settled out of court if media reports are to be believed.

Quoting California-based law firm, Aiman-Smith & Marcy (the firm handling sexual harassment claims by iGate employee Araceli Roiz), a news website has said that the firm is exploring the possibility of a “resolution without litigation” with “iGate lawyers and Murthy’s lawyer”.

The firm has also told the website that majority of cases in the US “settle out of court instead of going to trial”.

IGate earlier this week terminated Murthy's contract for not reporting a relationship with Roiz. Murthy, one of the industry's best-known executives, was forced to quit India's second-biggest software company Infosys in 2002, following a sexual harassment lawsuit, which was settled out of court.

Murthy had immediately after his sacking stated that he was in relationship with Roiz for "few months" and the sexual harassment case against him was an extortion attempt.

With PTI Inputs