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#MeToo Impact: Tata Group terminates contract with brand consultant Suhel Seth

#MeToo Impact: Tata Group terminates contract with brand consultant Suhel Seth

#MeToo Impact: Tata Group terminates contract with brand consultant Suhel Seth
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By Kritika Saxena  Oct 30, 2018 7:19:38 AM IST (Updated)

Earlier this month, two women accused Seth of "forcibly groping and kissing them", following which five more women publicly shared their versions of his alleged misbehaviour and inappropriate sexual advances.

Tata Group has terminated a long-running contract with brand consultant Suhel Seth prematurely after seven women accused him of sexual harassment, making him the latest prominent personality to have got the stick after a #Metoo movement gathered momentum in India.

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Seth’s company Counselage has been consulting for the Tata Group, the salt-to-software conglomerate, for nearly 10 years.
"Counselage's contract with Tata Sons will end on November 30, 2018," said a Tata Sons spokesperson in a statement.
Seth did not comment on this article.
The #MeToo campaign, which took off from the entertainment industry, has spread to media, politics and even the corporate world.
The #Metoo movement in India has resulted in a raft of sexual harassment charges levelled against high-profile actors, movie directors, comedians and journalists, among others. It led to the resignation of MJ Akbar, a Union minister.
Earlier this month, two women accused Seth of "forcibly groping and kissing them", following which five more women publicly shared their versions of his alleged misbehaviour and inappropriate sexual advances.
"Ever since the allegations came to light, Tata Group has refrained from engaging with Seth's company. As per protocol, a one-month notice was given to Conselage for termination of contract," said a personal familiar with the matter, asking not to be named.
The website of Counselage describes the company as India's only strategic brand marketing consultancy focused on a whole-host of advisory services to chairpersons and CEOs.
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