Magazine article Personnel Journal

Lynn Martin to Review Mitsubishi's Policies in Wake of Sexual-Harassment Charges

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Lynn Martin to Review Mitsubishi's Policies in Wake of Sexual-Harassment Charges

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MITSUBISHI MOTOR MANUFACTURING OF America announced on May 14 that former U.S. Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin has agreed to conduct a third-party review of all the company's workplace policies and procedures, including those related to sexual harassment, discrimination and diversity.

The announcement comes in the wake of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filing a sexual-harassment lawsuit against the Japan-based automaker in April. The EEOC filed the lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of female workers employed at the firm's Normal, Illinois plant who alleged they've been harassed and discriminated against for years.

Business Wire reports that Mitsubishi Chairman and CEO Tsuneo (Tim) Ohinouye has said Martin will have complete independence to conduct a comprehensive examination of the current policies and practices relating to all workplace environment issues. She also will have the authority to develop, recommend and monitor a new workplace master plan for the company. …

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