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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


Ford Motor Co chief executive Jim Hackett has apologized to employees for accusations detailed in a New York Times report that management at two Chicago plants did not respond adequately to complaints of sexual harassment. 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 ...

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