Franck Moreau, Carrefour Kenya’s Country Manager has officially left his position after employees mistreatment of staff at the mart’s Two Rivers Mall branch
The position of Acting Country Manager has been given to Vincent Demassiest, who will succeed Moreau.
Moreau oversaw Carrefour Kenya operations in Kenya during tumultuous times when the enterprise was accused of treating employees unfairly and other controversies.
Employees who spoke publicly described how their managers frequently bullied, irritated, and insulted them. Also, many decried working more than 14-hours in a normal working day shift.
Mistreatment of employees at work is a serious issue that can have a negative impact on the well-being and productivity of employees, as well as the overall workplace environment.
Mistreatment can take many forms, including but not limited to, Verbal abuse which can include shouting, belittling, insulting, or threatening language directed at an employee.
Also Harassment, which can include unwanted or inappropriate comments or behavior, such as sexual harassment, racial harassment, or bullying.
Discrimination at work includes treating employees unfairly based on their race, gender, religion, age, or other characteristics protected by law.
The Carrefour’s reputation was further tarnished by the recent termination of their staff named Byron Makokha for talking out against inequalities and harsh conditions of employment.
Makokha highlighted what he called a stressful and threatening workplace.
In response to his charges, Carrefour Kenya issued a letter of exhibit accusing him of fabricating unsubstantiated claims.
Many organizations have policies and procedures in place for handling complaints of mistreatment, and employees have legal rights and protections against retaliation for reporting mistreatment.
Employers also have a responsibility to take proactive steps to prevent mistreatment in the workplace, such as by implementing clear policies and procedures, providing training on respectful and appropriate workplace behavior, and fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity.
By taking these steps, employers can create a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.
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