So. Africa: Workers at Heineken's brewery allege sexual harassment by their supervisors; includes Heineken's comments and Imperial's response
Workers at Heineken's brewery marched in April alleging that their superiors sexually abuse them and demand 'sex for favourable shifts and other favours'. Heineken Worker Forum alleged that “Women experience extreme violence because of these unequal power relations,” the statement reads. “Supervisors expect women to give sex for being scheduled in good shifts, get a better job or even just keep the job.”According to the statement, supervisors and managers at the brewery also use their power to demand money from both men and women for jobs. Heineken commented and denied any of the allegations and went further to state that these 'allegations are not levelled directly at Heineken but at service provider Imperial, which operates at the brewery'. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Imperial to respond; includes Imperial's response.