Former Nike employees are suing Nike for alleged gender discrimination. Are you surprised this is happening with such an iconic brand? Scroll down to see the results.
Perhaps it’s time Nike changed their slogan to “Just DON’T Do It” after a class-action lawsuit was filed against the world-famous company regarding gender discrimination.
According to Huffington Post, four female employees’ suit claims that Nike pays and promotes women less than men and also fosters a hostile workplace for women. It’s important to note that this isn’t the first accusation about the problematic athletic apparel company. Almost a dozen top executives were let go because of reports of harassment and bullying behavior earlier this year.
The recent lawsuit also alleges that Nike didn’t punish male workers for sexual and verbal harassment. Likewise, the plaintiffs “attributed the problematic policies and practices to a lack of top female leadership.”
Kelly Cahill, Sarah Johnston, Samantha Phillips and Tracee Cheng state that they were paid less than male colleagues for doing equal work. They also did not get as many promotion opportunities and saw that Nike’s human resources department was mostly unresponsive to their frequent complaints.
Nike responded, saying that the company opposes discrimination with a vow to diversity and inclusion. Even the spokeswoman for the brand revealed that the “vast majority” of Nike employees go by their values of dignity and respect in relation to others. However, the women who filed the lawsuit, think otherwise, stressing that their careers were hurt because of their gender.
It’s 2018 and the glass ceiling is still here, unfortunately. Are you surprised this is happening with such an iconic brand? 76% of people are sure it happens everywhere, while 24% are still surprised Nike went down this path. Read the story in depth on Huffington Post here.
Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!
Former Nike employees are suing Nike for alleged gender discrimination. Are you surprised this is happening with such an iconic brand?
Yes, what a shame
No, happens everywhere