The female employee named Li Yonghe was appointed earluer in July to lead a newly created division of Alibaba Group’s non-retail businesses from food delivery to travel has resigned and her chief of human resources for mishandling the reported incident. The company will now assist the copa on their enquiry based on an account the female employee had posted online after she reported the incident internally.
Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang said in a lengthy pre-dawn memo that the sexual assault allegations were firstly reported by the employee on August 2, have unearthed systemic challenges with the company’s mechanisms.
The incident involved an external client and several executives during a night of heavy drinking in the country’s northeast that has blown the lid off extensive mistreatment of female workers across companies in China.
The female employee said her boss came into her hotel room and physically assaulted her when she was intoxicated after a night of drinking with clients in the city of Jinan. This sexual assault case may prevent female graduates and highly-qualified managers from joining Alibaba Group.
Businesses also have tended to deal with gender discrimination away from the publicity. From initiation rituals during which women replicate sexual acts to forced drinking and job advertisement that use women as bait to allure male workers.