All employees, regardless of their workplaces, are entitled to an environment free from harassment of any kind. Unfortunately, harassment can still be an unfortunate and unescapable problem for some people. Sexual harassment is just one of several employment matters affecting people no matter if they work for a small business or a large, well-known corporation.
A recent lawsuit brought against the founders of Tinder, a popular dating app, proves that even employees working for a high-profile company cannot escape the threat of harassment. Tinder recently settled a sexual harassment lawsuit and announced that Justin Mateen, a company executive named in the suit, had resigned his position. This lawsuit was brought by former co-founder and marketing vice president, Whitney Wolfe, who used to date Mateen and claimed that she was subject to a torrent of threats, insults, and racist remarks from him while they were dating and even after she ended their relationship. Wolfe had communicated several times with the CEO, Sean Rad, asking him to intervene, but felt that she did not receive support from Rad or anyone else at Tinder. Eventually she resigned from her position.