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