Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett has apologized to workers for accusations detailed in a New York Times report that management at two Chicago plants did not react effectively to complaints of sexual harassment.
In an open letter on Thursday, Hackett described as “gut wrenching” his experience this week reading women’s accounts of incidents that happened over several years.
Numerous popular men in U.S. politics, entertainment and the media have been felled by accusations of sexual misconduct in recent months.
“I wish to take this chance to say that I am sorry for any instance where an associate went through harassment or discriminatory conduct,” Hackett wrote in the letter.
Hackett, who took control of the leading task at Ford in May, stated there was absolutely no tolerance for harassment and assured no retaliation against anybody who speaks out.