- Joshua Ma, chief of TikTok’s European e-commerce arm for ByteDance — the platform’s parent company — was forced to “step back” from his role after telling employees that he did not believe in offering maternity leave.
- The London-based employees are involved in TikTok Shop, a relatively new service in the U.K. that allows creators to host live shopping experiences.
- The U.K. team reportedly lost half its members due to Tiktok’s “aggressive” work culture, which allegedly stems from ByteDance’s Beijing headquarters.
- TikTok said an investigation is underway and assured employees that “the wellbeing of our team is our top priority.”
- Patrick Nommensen, who led the launch of e-commerce in the U.K., has been named as Ma’s interim successor.
A TikTok senior executive is reportedly under investigation after allegedly telling employees that he did not believe in offering maternity leave.
Joshua Ma, who heads TikTok’s European e-commerce arm for ByteDance — the platform’s parent company — was forced to “step back” from his U.K.-based role as a result, according to the Financial Times.
Riot Games investigating founder of one of the world’s most valuable esports teams for bullying, abuse
- Riot Games and esports organization Team SoloMid have launched an independent investigation after employees and professional players accused the organization’s CEO and owner, Andy Dinh, of verbal abuse and bullying.
- Dinh was publicly called out by “League of Legends” player Yiliang “Peter” Peng, also known as Doublelift, during a Twitch livestream in November 2021. Peng’s act reportedly kicked off the investigation.
- Speaking about the issue, Dinh explained that he has “zero tolerance for underperformance.” He added, “I set an extremely high bar, and when I feel that someone is not delivering, I directly and bluntly share that feedback.”
Riot Games has officially launched an independent investigation into Team SoloMid’s (TSM) CEO and owner, Andy Dinh, over alleged verbal abuse and bullying.
In an email to Wired, Riot Games – the video game developer, which operates the “League of Legends” Championship Series where TSM competes – stated that it was aware of the allegations against Dinh. Riot Games also said it hired the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP to “conduct an independent investigation into claims of misconduct made against the leader of this team, in accordance with standard league process.”
Japanese electronics corporation Panasonic will now offer the option of four-day work weeks to its employees.
The decision was made amidst a growing number of Japanese and global companies offering longer weekends, according to Bloomberg, signaling a new wave of greater work-life balance.