May 21 The board of iGate Corp, an
information technology outsourcing services provider, has sacked
Chief Executive Officer Phaneesh Murthy following an
investigation into a claim of sexual harassment, the company
said in a statement.
The U.S.-listed company, which has bulk of its employees in
India, has appointed Gerhard Watzinger as interim chief
executive with immediate effect, the iGate statement said.
"The board's decision was made as a result of an
investigation by outside legal counsel, engaged by the board, of
the facts and circumstances surrounding a relationship Mr.
Murthy had with a subordinate employee and a claim of sexual
harassment," the statement said.
Murthy was a rising star at Infosys Ltd as
California-based global head of sales before leaving in 2002
after a sexual harassment lawsuit against him and the company,
which made headlines at the time and was settled out of court.