Former employee alleges company ignored complaints about harassment.
A former GoDaddy employee has sued the company in U.S. District Court, alleging it discriminated against her after she complained of sexual harassment.
In the lawsuit, Rachel Pearson alleges that a co-worker engaged in “many offensive, hostile, and threatening acts” such as staring at her and touching her inappropriately. She claims that GoDaddy did not respond properly to her allegations, failed to promote her despite being a top salesperson, and later initiated the process to terminating her. She is suing for back pay, compensation for past and future pecuniary losses, and emotional pain and suffering.
The Go Daddy Group General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Christine Jones denied the allegations in a statement provided to Domain Name Wire:
There is no truth to Ms. Pearson’s allegations.
She was not subjected to sexual harassment or retaliation during her employment at Go Daddy.
Go Daddy takes all complaints of employee misconduct seriously. We thoroughly investigated Ms. Pearson’s allegations and could not substantiate them. Ms. Pearson has also already pursued these allegations through the EEOC, who also investigated her claims, and did not find any unlawful harassment or retaliation.
Go Daddy intends to vigorously defend this Complaint.