mandag 13. desember 2021

China’s Alibaba accused of firing female employee who alleged colleague sexually assaulted her

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding has dismissed a female employee who accused a former co-worker of sexual assault earlier this year, the government-backed newspaper Dahe Daily has reported. Dahe Daily interviewed the employee, saying she had received notification of termination at the end of November, and published a copy of what she said was her termination letter. The letter said the employee had spread false information about being assaulted and about the company not handling the case. It added this “caused strong social concern and had a bad impact on the company”.

The newspaper report at the weekend quoted the employee as saying in the interview: “I have not made any mistakes and certainly will not accept this result, and in the future will use legal means to protect my rights and interests.” Alibaba did not respond to a request for comment outside working hours. A lawyer for the employee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.