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Ford CEO apologizes, voices zero tolerance for harassment in open letter

Hackett, who took over the top job at Ford in May, said there was zero tolerance for harassment and promised no retaliation against anyone who speaks up

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Ford CEO, Jim Hackett
Ford CEO, Jim Hackett (Photo: Reuters)

Co chief executive has apologized to employees for accusations detailed in a report that management at two plants did not respond adequately to complaints of sexual

In an open letter (Read here) on Thursday, Hackett described as "gut wrenching" his experience this week reading women's accounts of incidents that took place over many years.

Several prominent men in U.

S. politics, entertainment and the media have been felled by allegations of sexual misconduct in recent months.

"I want to take this opportunity to say that I am sorry for any instance where a colleague was subjected to or discriminatory conduct," Hackett wrote in the letter.

has not independently confirmed the report.

Hackett, who took over the top job at in May, said there was zero tolerance for and promised no retaliation against anyone who speaks up.

First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 21:14 IST
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