After firing manager accused of sexual assault, Alibaba pledges ‘zero-tolerance’ with new measures

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The front of Alibaba's Wangjing office in Beijing on Dec. 24, 2020.Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty ImagesGUANGZHOU, China — Alibaba has introduced a series of measures designed to prevent sexual harassment and assault.The move comes after a female employee accused her supervisor Wang Chengwen and a client of Alibaba of sexual assault. Wang was fired and Alibaba took disciplinary action against other employees, such as its Chief People Officer Judy Tong, who was given a demerit. The Chinese e-commerce giant's CEO Daniel Zhang criticized the human resources department, saying it "did not pay enough attention and care to our people."In addition to the dismissal, Wang is also being investigated by police in the city of Jinan over those allegations related to sexual misconduct.The e-commerce giant, looking to contain the reputational damage from the incident, said in a letter to employees that it would set up a committee. The committee will be the "decision-making body for ma
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