China's Alibaba to set up committee to probe sexual harassment complaints

China's Alibaba to set up committee to probe sexual harassment complaints

FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of China's Alibaba Group, speaks in front of a picture of SoftBank's human-like robot named 'pepper' during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo/File Photo

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Thursday it will set up a  committee, initially comprising five female senior executives, to investigate sexual harassment complaints.

The move comes days after a female employee went public with an 11-page account on Alibaba‘s intranet saying her manager and a client sexually assaulted her, and that superiors and human resources did not take her report seriously.

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