Our firm is investigating allegations from current and former Surefox Consulting employees who may have endured sexual harassment, a toxic work culture, and pay disparities. Additional allegations include missed rest and meal breaks, and unpaid overtime. If you have experienced any of these issues while working at Surefox, contact our attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options.
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Surefox employees allege toxic, misogynistic culture and gender pay gaps
A lawsuit filed in September 2021 on behalf of a former Surefox employee alleges that a senior executive retaliated against her after she filed a formal complaint to HR about sexual advances and other gender-based discrimination, including pay disparities. For example, the former employee alleges that a newer male staff member who took over her position was “paid a significantly higher rate of pay,” despite the fact that they had the same level of experience.
Another employee quoted in the lawsuit complaint describes Surefox as an “alpha male, macho, misogynist culture,” adding that:
Female employees are not treated the same as male employees; the culture is toxic from the top down.
Several employees have since shared similar grievances over Glassdoor.com and Indeed.com, with one employee citing a “rampant toxic culture,” as well as claims of homophobia and nepotism.
Under California labor laws, it’s unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees for raising concerns about gender-based workplace discrimination.
Surefox may have failed to provide some employees with meal and rest breaks and overtime wages
In addition to claims of gender-based discrimination, the former employee alleges that Surefox misclassified her as an “exempt” employee so they could avoid paying her overtime wages. She claims that on average, she worked 14-hour days, and was expected to work may weekends without receiving overtime pay.
Similarly, we’ve heard reports from other Surefox employees who have stated that they did not receive overtime wages, and that they were forced to miss some rest and meal breaks.
If you’re a current or former Surefox employee and are concerned you’ve been underpaid or subjected to a hostile work environment, contact our employment attorneys for a free and confidential consultation.
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