A number of staff members at MHI Vestas on the Isle of Wight have been dismissed and others demoted following an investigation into bullying at the Stag Lane factory.
A Whatsapp group involving several members of staff has led to an investigation being launched by the Newport-based firm.
‘Inappropriate comments’ have resulted in 3 people being sacked, 1 demotion and 3 final warnings, Island Echo is told.
The company has taken the incident seriously and has implemented disciplinary actions.
A spokesperson for MHI Vestas has told Island Echo:
“MHI Vestas had been made aware of inappropriate comments being made by some employees on a social media channel.
“We carried out a full investigation and disciplinary process, resulting in a number of disciplinary actions.
“MHI Vestas has established Creeds and a Code of Conduct where we expect a standard of behaviour from our employees. Where this is breached we will act to correct the situation. We have training and policies in place but will review these to ensure that they are fully effective in preventing this sort of situation in the future.”