A customer service executive at a leading global telecoms company has resigned amid allegations of harassment and bullying.
The incident comes just a week after the resignation of another former senior executive in the US, according to Reuters.
It comes after US President Donald Trump appointed former Comcast executive Michael Pickers to head the Federal Communications Commission, a job he had held since 2009.
The Federal Communications Commision oversees telecommunications regulation, oversight of the US government, and oversight of cable and phone companies.
It was not immediately clear how the former executive would be replaced.
Reuters reported that Pickers had been named to a senior position in the company’s US network management group.
It is unclear how the investigation into Pickers’ behaviour would be conducted by the commission, Reuters said.
Reuters quoted an unnamed US official as saying the investigation would be run by the US Office of Special Counsel, which was created to investigate potential conflicts of interest.
The network manager role is not necessarily an executive position, but a key position in an organisation that oversees its network and manages the business of its customers, said Tom Farr, a professor of technology policy at the University of California at San Diego.
It has not been immediately clear what specific charges could be brought against Pickers.
The Comcast executive is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).