Eberstein & Witherite discrimination lawyers discuss the lawsuit recently filed against dating start-up Tinder over alleged discriminatory practices.
Reports have surfaced in the media over a lawsuit recently filed against dating start-up and app Tinder. As reported by the New York Times, former executive of the company, Whitney Wolfe, claims she was subjected to harassment and discrimination while working with the company.
Source The New York Times Report “Tinder Is Target of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit”
“The lawsuit, filed on Monday in state court in Los Angeles, says that Tinder’s chief executive and chief marketing officer subjected Ms. Wolfe to “a barrage of horrendously sexist, racist and otherwise inappropriate comments, emails and text messages.” Ms. Wolfe’s suit also said that complaints about the harassment to high-level executives at IAC were ignored and that she was forced to resign as a result.”
To read more about the lawsuit against Tinder, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/02/business/media/tinder-is-target-of-sexual-harassment-lawsuit.html?_r=0.
Wolfe claims in the suit that the Chief Marketing Officer repeatedly made derogatory comments toward her, at times in front of the company’s CEO.
Source CNN Money Report “Tinder dating app hit with sexual harassment lawsuit”
“In the lawsuit, Wolfe described Chief Marketing Officer Justin Mateen as “verbally controlling and abusive.” She accused him of repeatedly calling her a “slut” and a “whore,” including in front of CEO Sean Rad.”
To read the CNN report further visit http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/01/technology/social/tinder-sexist-lawsuit/index.html.
According to Eberstein & Witherite discrimination attorneys, cases such as this often prove challenging for all parties involved. When it has been alleged that employers have allowed employees to be subjected to continual harassment at work, they are often subjected to intensive investigation from regulatory authorities such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Employees are also faced with challenges in proving their case, particularly when derogatory comments are at the root of one’s complaint. In the case of Wolfe, emails and texts purportedly containing the alleged inappropriate comments may aid in validating her claims.
The discrimination attorneys of the Texas based Eberstein & Witherite firm say the law is on the side of employees who are subjected to harassment or discrimination. Some may feel that they have no legal standing in filing complaints that deal with comments made by fellow workers or those in a position of authority because of everyone’s right to free speech. However, making inappropriate comments on the job that are discriminatory in nature are not protected rights, and in fact impede on the rights of members of protected classes such as minorities as women in employment.
Employees in the state of Texas who have been subjected to repeated derogatory comments at their place of employment from those in a position of authority may have valid grounds for filing a legal claim. Individuals can contact the Eberstein & Witherite firm for information about their legal options. The law firm will provide those who need help with a free, confidential consultation.