China's Mobike suspends manager after sexual misconduct accusation
BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike said on Thursday it has suspended a manager after a member of staff filed a complaint of sexual harassment, the first known expansion of a fledgling #MeToo movement into China's burgeoning tech sector.
Mobike said in a statement to Reuters it had suspended a manager, pending further investigation.
"Mobike attaches great importance to this matter, and set up a special committee to launch a full investigation immediately after receiving a report of misconduct," the company said.
The woman said a manager tried to seduce employees with promises of better work conditions and the man sometimes asked female colleagues to bring meals to his home.
The investigation came amid a wave of allegations that has stoked debate and seen the #MeToo movement gain momentum and expand into different sectors of society.
(Reporting by Pei Li, Cate Cadell and Philip Wen Editing by Robert Birsel)(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)