Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Retaliation

Outten & Golden attorneys can help employees who want to report illegal conduct by their employer. We are knowledgeable about the laws protecting whistleblowers who report wage-and-hour violations, securities fraud, or other illegal activity. We advise employees who consult us before they report illegal conduct on the best way to make the report and what to expect afterwards. We are experienced in representing employees whose employers retaliate against them for whistleblowing and recovering awards for whistleblowers.

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Uber’s female workers ‘degraded’ and sexually harassed: lawsuit

Mercury News—Ethan Baron

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 for discrimination and sexual harassment

Recode—Johana Bhuiyan

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...