The bank officially expressed itself for the first time on allegations of sexual harassment by employees, revealed by the Metrópoles website and investigated by the Federal Public Ministry
BRASÍLIA – Following the resignation of Pedro Guimarães from the presidency of Caixa Econômica Federal, the bank officially expressed itself for the first time on allegations of sexual harassment by employees, revealed by the Metrópoles website and investigated by the Federal Public Prosecutor.
In the note sent to the press, Caixa acknowledges having received, through its whistleblowing channel, reports of cases of harassment at the institute and to repudiate “any type of harassment”. “The investigation is taking place in secret, in the context of Internal Affairs, which is why it was not known to other areas of the bank,” the text reads.
In the response published in the Metrópoles report, released this Tuesday 28, Caixa had announced that he was “not aware of the complaints presented by the vehicle”.
According to the bank, the ongoing internal investigation was opened in May this year. In this context, according to the note, contacts were made “with the complainant, who remains anonymous”. He also stated that internal investigations have been conducted which have generated preliminary material, which is under evaluation.
“Therefore, the Corregedoria accepted the complaint and informed the complainant, making itself available to collect their testimony, maintaining its anonymity”, he underlines, in the note sent to the press.
Caixa also specifies that any new information will be “immediately” integrated into the verification procedure. The bank also specified that its whistleblowing channel is managed by a body external to the institution.
This, according to Caixa, guarantees transparency, safety and protection for whistleblowers (employees, customers, users, outsourced workers, partners) who want to report illegal acts committed by Caixa employees or who have had their participation.