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​Zillow settles sexual harassment lawsuit

Admits no wrongdoing

[Update 1: Zillow informed HousingWire the class action is not yet settled. This article is now updated.]

Real estate listings service Zillow reportedly just settled several employee-related lawsuits, according to this article in L.A. Biz

However, it did not yet settle a class action lawsuit concerning overtime pay. That suit, allegedly including up to 120 workers, accused Zillow of pressuring them into coming to work early, working through lunch and staying late. 

According to the article, Zillow didn't disclose terms and admits no wrongdoing.

The OC Register covered it as well.

In one case, a former employee of Zillow filed suit against the online real estate giant, alleging that she was subjected to “the most heinous acts of sexual harassment imaginable” during her time at the company. Zillow vigorously denies the claims that alleged inappropriate behavior of any kind is practiced, much less allowed, at any of its locations.

Rachel Kremer, who began working at Zillow as an inside sales consultant on June 25, 2012, claims that during her more than two years with the company, “her male supervisors ranked her according to her breast size, sent pictures of their penis [sic] to her, and demanded sexual gratification and obedience by Ms. Kremer to continue her employment.”

In a statement to HousingWire at the time, Zillow said it takes any allegations about its work environment very seriously. “When this allegation was first made, we immediately investigated these claims and as a result took quick action and terminated a sales employee in our Irvine office,” Zillow said.

“The allegations in the complaint do not reflect Zillow’s culture or workplace and are completely inconsistent with our values. We don’t tolerate harassment of any kind.”

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