Spotify Faces Legal Action Over Discriminatory Workplace Practices

Spotify Faces Legal Action Over Discriminatory Workplace Practices

If confirmed true, what sort of office tradition has Spotify inspired?

A former gross sales govt, Hong Perez, has filed a lawsuit towards Spotify and Brian Berner, its US Head of Sales.  The firm allegedly fostered a discriminatory and hostile work atmosphere towards girls.

So, what sort of work atmosphere did Spotify allegedly allow?

Filed yesterday at New York Superior Court, Perez – an Asian-American lady – claims throughout her tenure on the firm, she grew to become more and more involved’ about Spotify’s tradition ‘with respect to its therapy of girls.’

Hired in July 2015 as Head of Sales, East, the skilled digital promoting and media govt had “extraordinarily optimistic critiques and efficiency suggestions.”  Spotify reportedly hailed Perez a ‘Hero’ for aiding a co-worker affected by a stroke and saving her life.

Detailing the corporate’s alleged misconduct towards girls, Brian Berner chosen men-only teams to attend main occasions.  Despite having the highest performing area, the US Head of Sales ensured that neither Perez nor some other certified feminine worker attended.  Events included the Sundance Film Festival.

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Perez wrote,

These journeys bought so rowdy, she continued, a male worker “grew to become concerned in a bodily altercation.”  Berner, realizing this violated the corporate’s Code of Conduct, silenced the matter.  He took no motion to research nor self-discipline the lads.

Berner additionally favored male workers over feminine ones.

According to Perez, he knowingly offered her male-counterpart a excessive wage enhance and a bigger fairness award.  The unnamed male counterpart had ‘significantly’ much less expertise than Perez and likewise had ‘efficiency points’ in his area.

Berner wasn’t alone in displaying “an perspective dismissive of girls.”  Without straight naming the chief, Perez additionally alleged that Berner’s boss – Spotify’s Global Head of Sales – additionally awarded greater compensation and fairness to male workers.