The young woman who accused her former boss of rape was not given the chance to respond to the allegations against her former employer, according to a new book by the New York Times.
The book, “The End of Rape Culture,” was released in September, and features testimonies from women who say they were sexually assaulted by men working for the same firm for decades.
In addition to the claims in the book, the authors also report numerous instances in which employees were told that they had consensual sex with male colleagues.
A former employee who said she was raped at work told the authors that the company made it clear that rape allegations would be dealt with by the firm’s human resources department.
The former employee also said that the firm encouraged female employees to lie to HR about their experience.
But, according a former HR official, when the woman approached HR about the rape allegations, she was told that the investigation was “a joke.”
The woman told the author that she was “very upset” and felt “violated” when she heard the company’s sexual harassment policy.
“There were multiple times that I was told I was lying and that my allegation was ‘a joke’ that we were just being ‘trolled’ by HR,” she said.
“It’s not a joke, it’s a fact.”
The former HR employee said that when she filed a complaint with HR, she did so because she feared that her allegations would not be taken seriously.
The HR official said that while the company does not have an HR policy specifically prohibiting rape, the HR department is responsible for developing one.
The spokesperson said that HR is responsible “for enforcing a culture of accountability and equity within the company and ensuring that the people who work there do not tolerate sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.”
She added that, while the HR policy prohibits retaliation, “in some cases, the policy may be interpreted in a way that makes it harder for a complainant to report harassment.”
A spokesperson for the New Yorker said the publisher has no record of HR policy on rape allegations.
“The book is a personal account of a young woman and her experience at the hands of her former co-worker,” the spokesperson told Al Jazeera.
“We are aware that the woman’s allegations in the story are accurate, but we can not comment on the details of her story at this time.”
The book also quotes former employees who say that the harassment at the company was pervasive and pervasive.
The woman who was raped by her former partner at the time told the book that she “watched her colleagues be humiliated and humiliated in front of their colleagues, their families, their friends, and their coworkers.”
She said that she thought it was her fault for coming forward because she was the one who reported the sexual harassment.
“I felt so ashamed and so guilty, and I wanted to be able to make up for it and make sure that nothing like this ever happened to anyone else,” the woman said.
The New Yorker’s spokesperson told the Al Jazeera that the publisher does not discuss specific employee cases.
“This book is an effort to share stories of survivors of sexual harassment,” the spokeswoman said.
This story has been updated to clarify that the New Jersey attorney general’s office has been contacted by Al Jazeera and the New Yorkers attorney general to determine whether the lawsuit has merit.