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On Behalf of | Dec 1, 2021 | Firm News

A Female Employee at Rivian Filed a Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against her Employer

The former sales and marketing VP for Rivian, has filed a lawsuit against the company for their alleged gender discrimination during the former employee’s duration at the company. The former sales employee also alleges that she was wrongfully terminated, and that the company retaliated against her, following her complaints of gender discrimination to human resources.

What is the Gender Discrimination That’s Being Alleged?

According to the former employee, her male peers and supervisors frequently ignored her requests or complaints based off her gender. Allegedly, the male employees would have meetings and not allow the female employees to join in on those meetings despite their requests. Any decisions or ideas that the female employee proposed were also taken with the least amount of regard by her male supervisors.

What are the next steps?

Since there was an arbitration clause in the employment contract, the case will be proceeding through arbitration. Rivian has already put out a statement per the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

Within the claim, Rivian states that the allegations should be dismissed, and that there was no gender discrimination within the workplace. The employer also states that the termination of the employee was not in response to her complaint to Human Resources. The Amazon backed company recently IPO’d, which has been exerting extra pressure onto the company amid this lawsuit.

“What should I do if I’m experiencing gender discrimination and retaliation for standing against it?”

If you believe you are facing a hostile work environment, gender discrimination, or sexual harassment in the workplace, then please contact our dedicated and experienced discrimination lawyers at Makarem & Associates at 310.312.0299 or at [email protected]. You will not be disappointed!