The Seattle Weekly News is reporting that Zillow is facing yet another law suit. This time, amongst other things, it is for racial discrimination. This follows a handful of other suits filed in quick succession, including one claiming sexual harassment. Like that suit, the latest one contains copies of texts and e-mails that paint the Orange County Zillow office as, in the words of the complaint, “an adult frat house.
Yesterday’s suit—like the five before it, filed by the Los Angeles law firm Geragos & Geragos - names five plaintiffs who worked in the Orange County office. Three of them claim discrimination because they are African American.
The complaint also claims that another former employee had his hearing damaged by being deliberately placed next to blasting techno music. Yet another former worker was placed on probation for daring to take time off to recuperate from a surgery for a herniated disk, according to the suit.
Anybody who complained was accused of not fitting in with the Zillow culture, the complaint further alleges. And, if the complaint is to be believed, that culture was not only vulgar and discriminatory but a sweatshop, where managers used “constant yelling, cursing and disrespect” to bully their employees into working non-stop.
The full story can we be read here.