Yesterday we reported that a former contract worker at Kixeye was forced to endure several racist remarks during his time with the company. CEO Will Harbin was quick to state he’d look into the matter, and it looks like he was telling the truth: four employees have been fired, including the team manager at the heart of all these allegations.
“While it’s clear that not everything in the blog post was accurate, I did discover examples of embarrassing behavior that I find inappropriate for KIXEYE,” Harbin said in a statement . “As a result, I immediately terminated the manager of the team in question and then three other employees who violated company standards as well. We have also taken steps to provide harassment training to the other members of the team, given the poor example set by their manager.”
Only time will tell if Harbin managed to nip what may be a very deep-rooted problem in the bud, but it does at least sound like he’s making an effort.
Should the story unfold even further, we’ll be sure to keep you in the know.