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Former executive at technology company alleges sexual harassment

Many of the people reading this post likely have to work to get by. Accordingly, most seek an environment that is relatively enjoyable. It is fair to say that few would seek a workplace where they are treated poorly and free from workplace harassment. Employers actually must to provide a harassment free workplace to employees.

While in many cases people find a good environment to work in, unfortunately, harassment of all sorts exists at workplaces throughout the nation, including those based in the state of Oklahoma. While the activity can make going to work difficult, someone facing this may have legal options. A victim of workplace harassment may file a lawsuit regarding the matter.

A woman who worked in another state recently did that very thing. She sued the dating app Tinder alleging sexual harassment. She also claims she was discriminated against while employed by the technology company.

The woman, who co-founded the business and formerly served as Vice President of marketing, said that a colleague called her a “whore” within earshot of the Chief Executive Officer. She also said her co-founder title was taken from her. Despite witnessing that “whore” incident, the woman alleges that the CEO did not respond to her complaints regarding the sexual harassment or discrimination.

In her claim the woman is seeking compensatory damages. Specifically she is seeking compensation for restitution, punitive damages and lost pay. When successful, lawsuits such as this one not only provide the employee with compensation, but serve as a punishment to the employer as well.

Source: The New York Times, "Retirement Plans Thrown Into Disarray by a Divorce,” Constance Gustke, June 27, 2014

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