Spotify Sued for Discriminating Against Female Employees and Defamation

Despite our progress in society, women still have it rough. It’s disappointing to hear women at top companies still face discrimination, especially at a company like Spotify. That’s right; an employee has sued Spotify for discrimination against female employees and defamation.

Hong Perez has sued Spotify in the New York Supreme Court, making a number of huge claims:

  • Her boss only chose men to go on trips to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and 2017, trips that included drug use and fights.
  • A Spotify executive received a promotion even after being accused of sexual harassment and taking male employees to strip clubs in Atlantic City in New Jersey.
  • Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy allegedly said “he does not care about diversity at the company” during a town hall.
  • An HR executive said his favorite curse word was “c***.”
  • The global head of sales paid men more than women.
  • An HR executive didn’t punish a male executive accused of sexual harassment.

Wow, that’s a lot to take in. Variety asked Spotify for comment, receiving the following quote:

“At Spotify, we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind at any level. While we cannot comment on the specific details of a pending litigation, these claims are without merit.”

We’re very curious to see how this court case shakes out.

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