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Tech startup had awful environment, lawsuit alleges

"Rampant" sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and wrongful termination have all been alleged by a former Director of Digital and Social Media at UploadVR, a virtual reality startup company. The lawsuit lays out quite the picture of this company's day-to-day environment. The former employee says she witnessed a "boys club," one that was fostered by the founders in numerous ways.

They would openly talk about female employees in front of them, and in sexually-charged ways. They also had a room in one of their offices that was called the "kink room." It had a bed in it and was designed so they could have sex with their employees at work. If that wasn't bad enough, the company would also host parties and gatherings frequently, and the founders would discuss with each other the prospect of having sex with many women from the office.

And it gets worse still: female employees were often paid less than their male counterparts even if they had the same job, and many female employees reported being assigned "menial tasks." The former Director of Digital and Social Media says she was wrongfully terminated from her position, though no details were given in the source article.

This is egregious behavior on the part of the company, and the employees in such a situation should be outraged and stand up for their rights. No one deserves to be treated this way, and employees that are sexually harassed or wrongfully terminated should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

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