Metro firm “controls employees through fear”

Employees at CMT, which is co-ordinating construction of the Metro City Ring extension, face regular sexual harassment and physical violence by their managers, according to an occupational health review.

The 2012 report, which included interviews with 123 of the company’s 260 employees, all of whom are office workers, found 16 instances of bullying, nine instances of violence, six threats of violence and six cases of sexual harassment.

“We faced threats every day,” said one employee who has since stopped working with CMT. “Their strategy is control through fear.”

Earlier this year, after a series of four visits at the company and further interviews with 24 employees, Arbejdstilsynet, the occupational health agency, concluded that the company’s employees faced massive amounts of workplace pressure and bullying. “This is an unusually bad case,” Karsten Bach Hansen, the head of Arbejdstilsynet, said.

Politiken 

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