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Goldman Sachs, Tinder face workplace discrimination suits

If an employee in Texas experiences discrimination in the workplace on the basis of his or her sex, he or she naturally may want to hold the employer accountable for its actions. Employees at two companies in another state recently filed lawsuits against the employers after alleging that they were victims of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. One workplace discrimination suit was filed against Tinder, a tech startup, while another was filed against Goldman Sachs.

A former female executive at Tinder has sued the company, saying that she was called “whore” multiple times. She was also stripped of her title since the company felt that her sex and youth devalued the company, according to the suit. The woman said she was particularly attacked by the company’s marketing officer.

In addition, two former employees of investment firm Goldman Sachs filed a suit against the company after alleging that the company engaged in sexism. The women first filed a lawsuit in 2010, saying that female employees received lower wages and fewer promotions compared with their male counterparts. The brand new filing expands on allegations of unbridled harassment and sexism at the firm. One female executive was reportedly groped by one male associate, while a female trader said she was forced to remain with female administrative assistants instead of sitting with the company’s male traders.

It is not lawful for companies in Texas or other states to mistreat an employee simply because she is a woman or a man. In the event that this happens, a workplace discrimination suit is warranted. It is within an employee’s right to legally fight this disparate treatment and to attempt to hold the allegedly at-fault employer fully responsible for its illicit behavior.

Source: The Washington Post, "Goldman Sachs, Tinder slapped with sex discrimination lawsuits", Gail Sullivan, July 2, 2014

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