KARACHI: A video was recently making rounds on social media in which a male employee of Faysal Bank Limited was seen groping a female colleague. The act of violence was carried out by a man named Usman Gohar working at a branch in Islamabad.
After the video was leaked, people from all over the country raised their voice against the crime.
Faysal Bank Limited, too, was quick to take action against its employee. Releasing a statement from their official account, the bank stated that workplace harassment is strictly against the strong value system, ethical standards and professional work environment of the organization.
“We would like to inform that the identified employee has been terminated effective immediately and all necessary actions are being taken against him in line with our code of conduct, HR policies and other legal requirements,” the statement read. “We would also like to confirm that contrary to the circulating post, the involved employee is not a branch manager.”
The bank further expressed regret over the act and promised to have zero tolerance for any sort of workplace harassment.
Usman Gohar, on the other hand, was reported to be arrested on Sunday. The news was shared by Shireen Mazari who uploaded a picture of the criminal with a police officer.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case and workplace harassment continues to persist across the world. If you or someone you know has been or is being made a victim to workplace harassment in Pakistan, please read up on workplace harassment law and seek legal help.