Manchester based UK Fast CEO Lawrence Jones has stepped down from his role following allegations made last week in the FT that he sexually assaulted two women in his employment in the past decade
Jones, one of the UK’s 250 richest individuals, has been accused of wide-ranging misconduct in the workplace by the newspaper.
In a piece a week ago, it alleged that a number of other former employees have also accused him of sexual harassment, unwanted touching in the workplace, verbal abuse and bullying and of cultivating an atmosphere of fear at UKFast’s headquarters on Princess Parkway.
The Company now says that it acknowledges the serious allegations made and is conducting an internal investigation”.
Jones “is taking a leave of absence”, they add