MUMBAI: A Delhi-based employee of a multinational company was made to quit after he was found to have sent abusive tweets against a particular community.
The J&K police has initiated an investigation against the man, Ashish Kaul, while social media platform Twitter has suspended his account.
Development Dimensions International, a US-based HR consultancy firm, said as soon as it got to know about the tweets, it suspended the employee and launched a full investigation, following which it accepted his resignation.
“DDI was alerted to the fact that an employee who worked as a consultant in India had made statements on social media that condoned violence against members of the community in the Kashmir region,” it said in a statement. The nature of the posts was in violation of the company’s mission and values, DDI added.
Employees are coming under increased scrutiny over what they post on social media platforms, some of which are resulting into termination of their work contract in cases where they are found to be propagating hate. Recently, Kotak Mahindra Bank sacked an employee over his remark on the Kathua rape. In April last year, a Dubai-based firm fired an employee after he was found to have abused a female journalist on Facebook.