August 18, 2018

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She Is The World's Most Renowned Empathy Researcher -- And Is Alleged To Have Been Harassing Employees For Years: Screamed at, grabbed, pressured -- 11 scientists leveled serious accusations against Tania Singer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. Singer denies the accusations. (Pascale Mueller,  August 17, 2018, Buzzfeed News)

Bethany Kok was a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. She actually got along well with her boss, Tania Singer, the institute director - until she was pregnant. "Suddenly all that changed," Kok said. Now she is leveling serious accusations against the influential researcher.

Singer allegedly told Kok that she had to write four scientific articles before her maternity leave began. But according to the institute's list of publications, other scientists there only published one to two articles per year. Kok says that up until the date of her Caesarean section in October 2015, Singer was still writing her emails in which she insisted that Kok had to write a draft. By this point, Kok was well into her maternity leave. Her husband confirmed that such emails did exist - he recalled that they must have been received either before the day when his wife had to go to the hospitals, or before the actual operation. "That was illegal," said Kok.

Her boss denied the accusation. "There is no email with such content," she told BuzzFeed News through an attorney.

Singer is a world-renowned researcher and recipient of the Otto Hahn Medal. Executive managers in Davos and the Dalai Lama listen to her presentations with equal interest. She was twice listed as one of the 50 most influential women in German business by Manager Magazin.

Singer's field of expertise: empathy.



Posted by at August 18, 2018 4:13 AM

  

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