Former Uber software engineer Ingrid Avendaño repeatedly called attention to illegal discrimination against women in the ride-hailing giant’s workplace, to no avail... Outten & Golden LLP partner Jennifer Schwartz represents the plaintiff.
A former Uber engineer is suing the company, claiming sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination based on her sex and race.
In her suit, Ingrid Avendaño — a Latina — details what she calls an “intolerable” work environment where she was subject to sexual harassment and paid less than her male and white counterparts, with little action from the company to remedy those issues.
Avendaño also claims she was overworked and had anxiety over what she believed was retaliation from her managers. All of this together, she claims in the suit, eventually led to her being hospitalized for three...
Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog—Nicholas Sikon
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers shrinks Dodd-Frank's protections against workplace retaliation for corporate whistleblowers.
The once robust statute now leaves a gaping hole for those employees in the private sector who report securities related violations to their employer. Now, after the Supreme Court's ruling, employees are required to report directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to avail themselves of legal protection under the statute - internal reporting is no longer enough.