CAPE TOWN - Accounting firm Grant Thornton Johannesburg has undertaken a review of the way it handled the sexual harassment allegations against a former head of forensics.
The firm’s chief executive, Paul Badrick, said that Grant Thornton had a zero-tolerance attitude to any form of harassment and “we would welcome an investigation by the Commission for Gender Equality.
On behalf of Grant Thornton Johannesburg, I would like to apologise to the two former employees involved In addition, it was a mistake for us to allow the accused former director to perform limited services with clients in which he was personally involved after he had left the firm,” said Badrick.
“Grant Thornton Johannesburg has cut all ties with this former director ... The grievances and the culture of Grant Thornton Johannesburg need to be investigated by independent third parties.”
- BUSINESS REPORT