COVID-19: City boss quits after telling staff to 'stop moaning' about worries

  • 11 months   ago
The chairman of a City accountancy firm has resigned following a backlash over remarks made to staff which dismissed concerns about COVID crisis fatigue.
 
Bill Michael, a senior partner at KPMG UK, reportedly told an online gathering involving hundreds of workers on Monday that they should stop "moaning" and "playing the victim card".
 
It was an apparent reaction to an internal poll which, the Financial Times said, showed a high percentage of employees struggling to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
A video of his comments also showed Mr Michael dismissing unconscious bias - unintentional discrimination - as "complete and utter c**p".
 
The 52-year-old Australian, who was admitted to hospital with COVID-19 in late March last year, stepped aside while the company initiated an independent investigation.

Source: News Sky

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