Dec 12, 2021

Alibaba fires employee who accused boss of rape

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba has fired a woman who accused her boss and a client of sexually assaulting her. The woman alleged that the manager coerced her into travelling to the city of Jinan, which is around 900km from Alibaba's head office in Hangzhou, for a meeting with a client. After returning to Hangzhou, the woman said the incident was reported to Alibaba's human resources department and senior management and that she had requested the manager be fired. Alibaba faced fierce public backlash, later firing the co-worker, identified only as Mr Wang. Alibaba had earlier said the man accused of rape had admitted that "There were intimate acts" while the woman was "Inebriated".

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