A former employee is suing an electric car manufacturer for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The lawsuit alleges the employer failed to take steps to prevent sexual harassment, and terminated her because of her complaints.
The plaintiff, who worked as a security guard, claims an employee in the IT department harassed her multiple times, including suggestive comments, leering stares, and even squeezing himself into her tiny "one-person" guard station and blocking her from leaving.
The lawsuit states the harasser illegally obtained her personal information and accessed her emails and personal accounts. He used the information to send multiple text messages and track her location.
After making numerous complaints, the plaintiff alleges the employer dismissed the harassment as a "crush," and even suggested that the plaintiff provoked the harassment. The employer gave the plaintiff a written reprimand, then terminated her a month later.
None of the defendants or their representatives have commented on the case. Sean O'Kane "Faraday Future employee accused of sexual harassment and cyberstalking," www.theverge.com (Dec 4, 2017).