A former staff member at Oxygene MCL, a PR firm has reached out to the editor of this site over issues the firm wants to sweep under the carpet.
“Nick Wachira, the managing partner at PR firm Oxygene MCL and Linus Gitahi have been sued at the industrial labour courts by former partners and employees who they are trying to fleece and after pushing them out”, the message sent to KBF states in part.
There’s a mention of a case number ELRC.C/529/2019 between Jim Malombe Makau Vs Oxygen Marketing Communications Limited & Nicholas Kariuki Wachira at the Nairobi Employment and Labour Relations Court before Judge Honourable Justcie Byram Ongaya Courtroom number 20, Milimani Law Courts building on 14th November, 2019.
The tussle is over accusations of mismanagement and sexual harassment of employees at the firm.
“Oxygene MCL is picture of mismanagement, toxic work environment and a corporate culture based on sexual favours and intimidation where even promotions are based on sexual givings, and tribalism rules. The top management is wholly led by Nyeri boys!” the source adds.
As of now, the company has so far lost 28 staff in a span of six weeks attributed to poor management structures and internal wrangles directly fueled by the Managing director.
Some of the ladies have quit after being continually harassed and when they refuse to give in to demands they are pushed out. The managing partner has perfected the art of cleaning up after and this is why he is struggling to hide this new court issues.
These issues threaten not only the credibility of the firm, but also its survival.
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