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

By the Detroit Free Press

Jan 02, 2018

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

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.

Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments