The Inbox - Friday the 13th of June Edition, 2014
- Netflix is challenging the lawsuit filed against it by its former content acquisitions executive Jerry Kowal, whom Netflix fired before he could resign to work for Amazon last summer. Kowal's claims against Netflix - which we examined earlier - include defamation. Netflix now claims that Kowal took its confidential documents - downloading them while on vacation weeks before he left for Amazon.
- A 48-year-old former director of Disney's story department has sued Disney in Los Angeles Superior Court for age discrimination, claiming that Disney fired him after 26 years and replaced him with a woman in her late 20s or early 30s.
- Twitter's COO Ali Rowghani resigned this week, although he will continue as an employee of the company. Reportedly, he had little to do after CEO Dick Costolo took on more responsibilities at the struggling company. Rowghani and Costolo exchanged friendly tweets about his resignation, so we would be surprised to see a suit by suit emerge.
- SunTrust Bank is paying $300,000 to settle a charge by the EEOC that one of its branch managers in Sarasota sexually harassed three women who reported to him by, for example, allegedly repeatedly trapping one of them at the teller's desk using his body and telling another that she should wear a bathing suit to work.