The executives have resigned after accusations of groping and stalking came to light
The Lloyd’s sexual harassment scandal has deepened with reports that two Tokio Marine Kiln executives have resigned amid accusations of groping and stalking.
According to Bloomberg, the first executive was reported to have grabbed one colleague’s buttocks, unbuttoned another’s shirt and made lewd sexual remarks at a TMK party.
While the other is said to have sent a series of unsolicited texts and emails to a junior employee that reported directly to him, asking her on dates even after she had said she wasn’t interested.
Revelations of the extent of sexist behaviour at Lloyd’s was exposed earlier this year with 18 women coming forward to report their own experience of sexual offences in the market.
Since the first reports revealing the scale of the problem, Lloyd’s chief executive John Neal vowed to kick out sexual harassment, and has introduced a new plan of action. As part of the changes Lloyd’s has said it will ban for life those workers guilty of the most serious offences, and is also looking to stamp out drinking alcohol while at work.
These latest incidents at TMK are said to have come to light after TMK chief executive Charles Franks called a town hall meeting condemning the prevalent sexist behaviour revealed.
A spokesperson for TMK confirmed to Bloomberg that an employee had raised concerns and that the company was reviewing its policies. They said that employees with concerns can always come forward and that workplace harassment would not be tolerated.
And they added: “TMK’s priority is to ensure the allegations are investigated thoroughly, independently and confidentially.
“TMK has clear standards and policies for workplace conduct. Any breach of these will be taken extremely seriously and would not reflect our company values.”
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