Toyota has seen its first female executive resign after 90 days in the job after she was arrested by the Japanese police. This has hurt both the company's push for diversity and prime minister Shinzo Abe's plan to have 30 per cent women in leadership roles by the end of the decade.
It's likely that at some point in your career, you've dreamt about the day you could tell your boss to shove it. As such, we've rounded up ten of the most controversial resignations of recent years, some of which were particularly bright – while others were destined to backfire.
The finance chief at Unilever, Jean-Marc Huët, is set to resign after five years in the job. Analysts believe that his departure is the beginning of a corporate shake-up.
Barclaycard is to lose CEO Val Soranno Keating, who has quit her post in order to pursue a “new professional challenge” after five years of service.
It's been a year full of high-profile resignations, from Barclays over the BBC all the way to Yahoo (and the vatican, of course).
Paul Simon sang that there are 50 ways to leave your lover. There probably arenât quite so many ways of leaving your employer. What are the lessons from Greg Smith’s Goldman Sachs resignation?