Hackett apologizes as Ford, UAW launch anti-harassment marketing campaign

UPDATED: 12/22/17 12:22 pm ET – provides Hackett apology

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett apologized to workers for accusations detailed in a New York Instances report that administration at two Chicago crops didn’t reply adequately to complaints of sexual harassment.

In an open letter on Thursday, Hackett described as “intestine wrenching” his expertise this week studying ladies’s accounts of incidents that happened over a few years. 

A number of distinguished males in U.S. politics, leisure and the media have been felled by allegations of sexual misconduct in current months.

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“I need to take this chance to say that I’m sorry for any occasion the place a colleague was subjected to harassment or discriminatory conduct,” Hackett wrote within the letter. 

Hackett, who took excessive job at Ford in Might, stated there was zero tolerance for harassment and promised no retaliation towards anybody who speaks up.

Ford this week started exhibiting a practically three-minute video in a relentless loop at every of its 24 U.S. manufacturing crops after the Instances report emerged. 

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