What happens when #MeToo goes to court
Among the few cases analysed by Mint, it took roughly 3 years to pronounce a penalty—which, in some cases, was just standing up for a day
New Delhi: She had been working in a Delhi-based government organization for almost a decade. In 2000, she was transferred to a different section within the organization, where roughly 50 men and 10-15 women were working. When she joined, she saw her male colleagues consuming alcohol during the day, and in the middle of work breaks, some of them went to a vacant room to play cards. In some time, the work environment became worse. There were figures of naked women drawn on the bathroom walls; hurried scribbles of the names of particular women would appear on the doors along with obscene remarks. Cuss words and figures of male private parts were traced on to the dust-laden tables. And sexist jokes and vulgar language was the norm.