After complaints of sexual harassment made by employees who overthrew the then president of Caixa Econômica Federal, Pedro Guimarães, a civil servant said that Celso Leonardo Barbosa, former vice president of Wholesale Business, covered up acts that would have been committed by the former number 1. of the institution.
Both Guimaraes and Barbosa resigned after the cases were revealed by the news website “Metrópoles” last week.
In an interview with “Fantástico”, aired this Sunday (3), one of the servants said that Barbosa was covering for Guimarães and that he started to watch them in order not to let the story leak.
These women who received the ‘stamp’ from Pedro [Guimarães]they were subordinated to Celso [Leonardo Barbosa]. (…) It’s not that he [Celso] welcomed. It was a way of monitoring to see if that story could, for example, leak. 01 harasses, and 02 protects in order to monitor. Server, in an interview with the program “Fantástico”
“We lived in a veiled prison. A prison to be monitored because we said ‘no'”, he added, then.
Another employee stated that “sexual harassment was just one part of a package of perversities, of a much larger package that damaged many people’s careers. It also destroyed the physical and mental health of men and women.”
Reports of sexual harassment
Last week, the website “Metrópoles” released complaints from employees of the bank, which include unauthorized intimate touches, inappropriate approaches and invitations incompatible with the work relationship allegedly practiced by Pedro Guimarães. The acts began to emerge at the end of last year.
According to the columnist of the UOL Carla Araújo, Barbosa’s name appears in the complaints of an employee who reported to the Caixa ombudsman that she had been a victim of harassment. He would have collaborated with Guimarães in some episodes.
All the women who spoke to “Metrópoles”, without their names being disclosed, work or worked in teams that directly serve the Caixa presidency’s office. The five interviewees said they felt abused on different occasions, and always on work commitments.
in contact with the UOLthe Economy Ministry said it would not comment on the case.
In a statement, Caixa stated that it was not aware of the complaints presented by the vehicle and that it “adopts measures to eliminate conduct related to any type of harassment.” In the text sent to the UOLthe institution says that “the bank has a solid system of integrity, anchored in the observance of the various prevention protocols, the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct, which prohibit the practice of ‘any type of harassment, through verbal or physical conduct of humiliation, coercion or threat'”.