Woman claims Planet Fitness headquarters had hostile work environment


REPORTER: THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED
IN SEPTEMBER AND THE COMPANY
FILED A RESPONSE DENYING MOST OF
THE ALLEGATIONS. ACCORDING TO COURT PAPERWORK,
THE WOMAN WHO’S SUING PLANET
FITNESS BEGAN WORKING AT ITS
CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN
HAMPTON IN 2015. THE COMPLAINT SAYS IT WAS A
HOSTILE AND ABUSIVE ENVIRONMENT
, CLAIMING SENIOR MANAGERS
PRESSURED EMPLOYEES TO DRINK
ALCOHOL AT WORK. IT SAYS THERE WERE DRINKING
COMPETITIONS, INCLUDING ONE
CALLED FIREBALL FRIDAY. AND OTHERS AS EARLY AS 8:30 A.M. DURING A BUSINESS TRIP LAST YEAR
, THE LAWSUIT SAYS THE PLAINTIFF
WAS DRUGGED AND RAPED BY ANOTHER
EMPLOYEE AND HIS FRIENDS, AND
IN ITS RESPONSE, PLANET FITNESS
ADMITTED SHE REPORTED TO THEM THAT “SHE BELIEVED THAT SHE HAD
BEEN DRUGGED AND ASSAULTED.”
THE COMPLAINT ALSO SAYS A
SUPERVISOR TOOK ADVANTAGE OF HER
ON TWO OTHER BUSINESS TRIP
PLANET FITNESS SAYS IT INVESTIGATED ALL HER CONCERNS
WHILE SHE WAS EMPLOYED AND TOOK
IMMEDIATE ACTION WHICH RESULTED
IN FIRINGS. THE COMPANY ADDS IT DOESN’T
TOLERATE HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND
AND IT PLANS TO DEFEND ITSELF
AGAINST WHAT IT SAYS ARE OTHER
BASELESS ALLEGATIONS
THE WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS OFFERED 6 MONTHS SALARY IF SHE SIGNED A
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, BUT TURNED
IT DOWN. PLANET FITNESS SAYS SHE

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