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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.

Workplace harassment takes many forms

Some people may believe that sexual misconduct is the only type of harassment in the workplace. However, there are many ways in which New York employees can be harassed regardless of their status within the company. For instance, they could be verbally berated by their superiors in front of others within the company. Such actions are generally intended to normalize the behavior to warn others what could happen if they speak out against it.

Company investigations into sexual harassment claims

Some people in New York who face sexual harassment at work might find that if they attempt to go through the standard employer resolution process, the company might be more focused on protecting itself than on preventing the harassment. Many companies do not have clear policies in place to deal with sexual harassment. At worst, some companies' arbitration systems might even prevent employees from taking a case to court.

Why sexual harassment allegations caused backlash against Uber

New York residents who rely on ride-share companies to get around town may be interested to learn why a sexual harassment claim made by a former female software engineer managed to cause Uber to have so much backlash. The company has had other issues in the past, including a driver protest over the wages, accusations of customers being sexually assaulted by drivers and the CEO's involvement on the Trump advisory team.

Class action discrimination suit filed against jewelry company

New Yorkers are sometimes the victims of sexual harassment and discrimination at their workplaces. A class action claim involving more than 69,000 workers in a private arbitration against Sterling Jewelry Co. demonstrates how pervasive sexual harassment and discrimination can be in some workplace cultures.

Jewelry company accused of sexual harassment

New York employees may be interested to learn that Sterling Jewelers Inc., a company that operates a number of mall jewelry stores, was accused of fostering a work environment full of sexual discrimination and harassment. Approximately 69,000 current and former female employees of the company are reportedly involved in the class-action arbitration case.

Tesla employee files sexual harassment charge

New York residents may have heard about a charge of pervasive harassment levied against Tesla. The employee who filed the charge now works in the company's purchasing department after spending time as a manufacturing engineer in the general assembly department. She claims that she was told that to advance in the company, she would have to meet standards that male employees were not held to.

Uber to investigate sexual harassment claims

New York residents who rely on Uber to get around town may be interested in learning that on Feb. 20, the company's CEO instructed the chief human resources officer to look into claims of sexual harassment put forth by a former Uber engineer. The former engineer claimed in a blog that her manager used the company chat to proposition her.

Uber CEO orders investigation into sexual harassment claims

New York readers may be interested to learn that Uber's CEO has ordered an "urgent investigation" after a former employee publicly accused the company of sexual harassment. The order came just hours after the employee published a blog post on Feb. 19 detailing the alleged discrimination.

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