The Madras High Court today ordered issue of notice to the government on a complaint of sexual harassment filed by some teachers against a school headmaster here.
Justice M.M Sundresh, before whom the petition filed by seven Assistant lady teachers of Kolathur Government High School came up, directed the government pleader to get instructions from authorities and posted the matter for further hearing to December 22.
The petitioners alleged that the Headmaster, M K Beemkumar, behaves in a way that no woman can tolerate.
The teachers further alleged that the DEO, who enquired about the complaint, asked for evidence as to how they were subjected to sexual harassment.
Hence, they approached the court seeking a direction to authorities to take appropriate legal action against the headmaster under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibiti n and Redressal) Act 2013 based on their representation to educational authorities on October 24, this year.