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Ford CEO Hackett Apologizes, Tells Harassers: “We Don’t Want You Here”

“Gut-wrenching” comments come as report reveals extensive problem at Chicago plants.

by on Dec.22, 2017

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has declared a "zero tolerance" policy on sexual and racial harassment.

Responding to reports of extensive and “gut-wrenching” sexual and racial harassment at two large Chicago plants, Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett sent an open letter to company employees this week advising harassers, “We don’t want you here.”

Problems at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant and Chicago Stamping Plant were the subject of a detailed report by the New York Times this week. Women at the facility said they received little support and essentially no resolution when they tried to get the carmaker to address their concerns.

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“On behalf of myself and the employees of Ford Motor Company, who condemn such behavior and regret any harassment as much as I do, I apologize. More importantly, I promise that we will learn from this and we will do better,” wrote Hackett, who assumed the CEO post at Ford in May following a management shake-up.