Was Shizuka Minamoto unfairly revoked an offer of employment by Goldman Sachs Japan? How far can an employer go with respect to the private affairs of its employees?
Goldman Sachs Japan has rescinded a job offer it had previously made to Tokyo based woman, Shizuka Minamoto after discovering she had starred in adult films.
The withdrawal of the investment bank’s job offer comes after claims the adult actress Shizuka Minamoto violated the outlet’s code of ethics after starring in dozens of x rated movies whilst studying at university.
The incident comes according to a report via the dailymail after Minamoto had secured an offer of work at the bank Japanese arm in Tokyo.
It wasn’t until the woman’s new employers found out about her past appearances on film that the investment powerhouse was less than impressed (do you suppose?) and terminated Shizuoka Minamoto’s contract before it even began.
The termination of the contract came after ‘someone called Goldman and pointed out Minamoto’s past.’
Yet according to local media outlet, Tokyo Reporter other factors also weighed in Goldman Sachs Japan withdrawing their job offer, including claims that Minamoto had been featured in dozens of adult films with each having billed her as a girl with an IQ of 130.
Told an industry insider: ‘She wasn’t going for the money or fame: she didn’t have those kind of goals.
‘She’s the type who was curious. She also didn’t have a boyfriend when she first discovered the AV world, which was when she was 18.’
However, a person with knowledge of the case said that as a result of a close examination of Minamoto’s history, ‘the results revealed a violation of rules of employment regarding one’s private life. That led to the cancellation of the job offer.
Raising the question of whether Minamoto’s termination was directly connected to the adult video appearances? Or was it?
Meanwhile another insider said that recently Minamoto had started to become afraid of her previous job harming her career.
They said: ‘She doesn’t regret her career in adult videos. But she was afraid of people finding out about it when she started job hunting.
‘So she sent cease-and-desist orders to video sites that were illegally uploading her films.’
What do you think, was Shizuka Minamoto unfairly let go and did she really breach any ethics, never mind the day to day ethics and moral codes that many would argue the banking giant breaks of its own accord ….
A representative from Goldman Sachs Japan has since told the company ‘was reluctant’ to offer comment on the matter. Can you guess why?