Two BFM staff sacked over sexual harassment allegations

BFM has dismissed two of its employees for misconduct after a staff letter that accused them of sexual harassment went viral.

BFM has dismissed two of its employees for misconduct after a staff’s letter that accused them of sexual harassment went viral, Malay Mail reported.

According to BFM founder Malek Ali, the company’s board – consisting of current and former non-executive independent directors – arrived at the decision after sufficient evidence had been gathered.

“The BFM management team acknowledges that more could have been done to proactively gather evidence so that such misconduct could have been addressed in a more timely manner,” Malek said in a statement.
In the same article, Malek also said BFM had sacked an employee accused of rape in 2017 after the company was made aware of the allegation in May that year.

“Immediately upon receiving the complaint, the BFM management team commenced an investigation and took the highest form of disciplinary action by terminating the employment of the accused employee.”

Malek said the BFM management team did not make a police report as the complainant did not wish to escalate the matter at the time.

“A review of BFM’s existing internal policies and guidelines is also underway. Our goal is to ensure that our employees feel assured that they work in a safe environment.”

“As part of this review, we will be instituting training and awareness programmes for all employees; these will clearly lay out the parameters of acceptable and unacceptable conduct in the workplace, and the consequences for transgressions,” Malek added.

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