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Ford's Hackett apologizes for, commits to end harassment in Chicago plants

By the Detroit Free Press

Jan 02, 2018

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Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett apologized to employees for what he called "gut-wrenching" accounts of sexual harassment at two plants in Chicago, documented recently by the New York Times.

It wasn't the first time women at Ford factories had brought such complaints. The company paid a $10-million settlement after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission presented complaints of sexual and racial harassment.

Hackett's letter to employees pledged that he will act to stop such behavior and warned anyone caught harassing coworkers that "we don’t want you here, and we will move you out for engaging in any behavior like this."

Read the full story at freep.com.