Companies in Texas and throughout the country are supposed to provide a safe and productive work environment for their employees. However, a former WeWork employee was paid more than $2 million in an effort to prevent her from filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC. The former employee alleged that workers used controlled substances such as Xanax and cocaine. She also alleged that employees and managers regularly engaged in sexual activity.
An investigation into the allegations found that they were credible, and other employees have also claimed that they were sexually assaulted or otherwise discriminated against. It has been reported that those who worked in the company’s real estate division were treated differently than others in the organization. However, the head of the real estate division was eventually let go from the company in the wake of the woman’s claims.
The company’s new CEO said that breaking company policies would no longer be tolerated. The CEO also mentioned that there was an ongoing effort to create a culture of integrity within the organization. In addition to attempting to overcome these allegations, the business is trying to get past the backlash of its recent failed IPO. WeWork had its valuation slashed from roughly $47 billion to $8 billion, and it entered into a takeover agreement with Softbank.
Those who believe that they are victims of sexual harassment may wish to file a complaint with the EEOC. It may also be possible for employees to file complaints with their employers or to file lawsuits with or without EEOC blessing. An attorney may be able to help a person who is pursuing a harassment or discrimination case. Legal counsel may represent an individual either in court or while attempting to resolve a case outside of court.