It started with the #MeToo campaign where a number of famous names get in front and alleged those who had misconducted wit them in different manners. Well, this campaign had boosted the strength of those who were quite since long. A recent updated had come about an India-American cancer scientist who found to be alleged for “inappropriate misconduct”. He then placed on leave after finding alleged.
The top scientist name is Inder Verma who is cancer and gene therapy scientist at the prestigious Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California. He now gets placed on administrative leave as the investigations are now on a run in relation to the allegations against him. Inder Verma is being known as the world’s leading authorities on cancer and gene therapy. Instead of this, the authority doesn’t give any further explanation regarding his leave.
To find the reality, the authority has now hired The Rose Group who is a San Diago based international employment law and consulting firm. Dan Lewis who is the Chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies says,”Recently, the institute became aware of allegations concerning Inder Verma. Consistent with Salk’s policies governing workplace conduct, the institute has undertaken a formal investigation that is being led by an independent outside party.”
“Verma has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. He will not be performing scientific or administrative roles on behalf of the institute during this period,” he added.
When Inder Verma was asked about this misconduct allegation he totally neglects with that all. “I have never used my position at the Salk Institute to take advantage of others. I have also never engaged in any sort of intimate relationship with anyone affiliated with the Salk Institute,” he said.
Verma says, “I believe that it is inappropriate for an individual in a position of authority to engage in an intimate relationship with a direct report or to use that position of authority to take advantage of others.”