A female employee of HSBC has shared her horrible experience working at the office and how the company did not take her complaints of toxic workplace and harassment seriously. 

After not getting her voice heard at her company, Nitika Kumari made a LinkedIn post sharing her experience. The post started with, "I have been working in HSBC GSC HYD for more than a year and as this journey comes to an end now, I would like to share my experience with you all. The first thing that comes in our mind while joining any new company is about their workplace environment and their HR policies."


She also shared the e-mail she sent to the HR managers which was futile and did not result in any action against the toxic work colleague. Describing the incident, she wrote, "The incident happened on 22 April 2024 when I was subjected to ethnically insensitive remarks by my colleague Ajmeera Ashok. The exacts words which was used by him is 'EK CHAMAAT MAARENGE, BIHAR PAHUCH JAOGI' which exactly means - I will slap you so hard, you will go back to Bihar."

Feeling humiliated and insulted by the comments made, Nitika approached her seniors and asked for appropriate actions to be taken. She further wrote, "I did follow the protocol and informed my manager hashtag#Ayeesha Talukdar about the whole incident but nothing came out of it, except for a team meeting where I was told that my colleague did not physically assault me, it was just a hatred comment which I can let go of."

In the post she also shared another incident of a co-worker making inappropriate and objectifying remarks to her. She wrote, " was on a smoke break when VINAY KUMAR RAJULDEV, AMO from the UK CDD team approached me and made objectifying remarks on me. The comment he made was 'Tmhare jaisi ladki hum aaj tk ni dekhe hai, akele pura UK team ka naam kharab kr k rkhi hai.' which means - He has never seen a girl like me, I have ruined the name of their team."

"I did ask him the reason for saying such things to which he replied 'tmhare alawa kisi UK team ki ladki ko hm ni dkhe hai cigarette pite huye' which means - he has never seen any girl from the UK team smoking cigarettes. Later while going back inside the office, I saw him eating tobacco and spitting on the wall inside the office premises.," she added. 

The public is furious with the inadequate actions taken by the company and is demanding to fire the employees for making such remarks. One user wrote, "I can see all the comments from random people, but I didn't find anywhere HSBC taking responsibility for their insane act," expressing their displeasure with HSBC.