Chronicle committed to zero tolerance policy for any form of harassment, assault
See the full statement from the Guyana National Newspaper Limited below:
The Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) expresses profound concern regarding the recent reports of sexual assault from a female staff member against a male employee of the company.
GNNL considers such reports with utmost seriousness and remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering a safe and respectful working environment for all employees.
The alleged incidents, which are reported to have taken place on December 22, 2023, and on December 27, 2023, were brought to the attention of the company’s management on Friday, December 29, 2023, afternoon – after a police report was made at the Alberttown Police Station. The lodging of a formal complaint led to the arrest of the male employee.
On becoming aware, GNNL promptly initiated an internal inquiry. Furthermore, the company has fully cooperated with the Guyana Police Force in their investigation. Additionally, the male employee was immediately sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of the police investigation.
GNNL places the highest priority on the safety and well-being of our employees, and we are dedicated to conducting a comprehensive and equitable investigation into this issue.
The company remains dedicated to nurturing a workplace culture that prioritizes respect, equality, and safety for all employees.
We will maintain our commitment to full cooperation with the authorities.