Vice Media has fired three employees as the company investigates allegations of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct, CNN reports, citing a memo obtained by the news organization. The firings reportedly took place Thursday.
Vice wasn’t commenting, and did not name the employees. But CNN quotes the company memo saying “the conduct of these employees ranged from verbal and sexual harassment to other behavior that is inconsistent with our policies, our values, and the way in which we believe colleagues should work together.”
CNN adds: “Susan Tohyama, who joined Vice as the company’s first global human resources officer four weeks ago, said in a memo to staffers that her team has been investigating ‘a handful of workplace complaints.'”
Tohyama reportedly said those complaints led to the disciplinary actions.
The report quotes Tohyama saying: “I know a few people have asked for specifics concerning both the complaints and the discipline we have taken. I believe the confidentiality of the process is necessary to protect all those who wish to bring allegations to me and to create a fair, safe and inclusive environment for all employees.”