British fashion e-tailer Asos has drafted independent lawyers to probe into sexual harassment allegations.
The £3.8 billion e-commerce firm and other fashion labels were recently accused of inappropriate behaviour on Instagram. Reportedly, the e-tailer has been condemned for operating like a boy’s club.
As per media reports, some women have come out and complained of some staff members passing lewd comments at female employees and also behaving in sleazy manner.
There have also been, reportedly, complaints about racism, bullying and homophobia in addition to sexual harassment.
Meanwhile, the British e-tailer has taken the issue seriously and invited staff to discuss if they had any concerns. In this regard, Asos has appointed city solicitors Lewis Silkin to study the review.
According to the company sources, the probe is understood to have finished. Asos has said that as soon as it was aware of the allegations, it decided to launch an internal review that was supported by legal experts.
This is not the first time fashion industry has come into limelight over sexual harassment claims. Back in 2019, Ted Baker Founder and CEO Ray Kelvin had to resign following misconduct allegations.
Asos was founded in 2000 in London, and is primarily aimed at young adults. The British e-tailer sells over 850 brands as well as its own range of apparels and accessories, and ships to 196 countries.