Hong Kong (CNN Business)A sexual assault scandal has rocked Alibaba and led to departures at the Chinese e-commerce giant.
The company on Monday said it has fired an employee after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman who also works at Alibaba (BABA). The man confessed to actions that Alibaba deemed "in serious violation of company policy," according to a memo sent by Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang to employees.
Two senior employees also resigned after they "failed to prioritize employee protection," according to Zhang's memo.
"Alibaba Group has a zero-tolerance policy against sexual misconduct, and ensuring a safe workplace for all our employees is Alibaba's top priority," a company spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business.
The allegations — which were widely circulated on Chinese social media over the weekend — have rocked Alibaba at a time when it and other Chinese tech companies are already facing …