A former top marketing executive at TikTok sued the social media company and its China-based parent ByteDance on Thursday, claiming she had been forced out of her job after she complained about sex, age and disability discrimination. She also claims TikTok refused to grant her leave to address medical conditions spurred by the stress and pressure of her job. TikTok and ByteDance did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The lawsuit accuses TikTok and ByteDance of violating U.S. and New York state and city laws prohibiting workplace discrimination and retaliation. Puris is seeking unspecified damages for economic losses, pain and suffering, and harm to her reputation and career.
Mar 21 2023