Multiple workers at Tinder who sued the parent company of the dating app, Match Group, for $2 Billion were kicked out this week, a source claimed to the media in an interview. Amongst them is VP of communications & marketing, Rosette Pambakian, who claimed that Greg Blatt (ex-Tinder CEO) sexually harassed her. Justine Sacco (Match spokeswoman) would not confirm the names of the workers impacted, but did claim a “number” of workers, comprising Pambakian, were fired since they were not able to fulfill their job duties.
The firm initially placed these workers in August on administrative leave. This meant they were not permitted to work, but carried on being paid. Since being kicked out, Pambakian sent an email to Elie Seidman (Tinder CEO) and Mandy Ginsberg (Match Group CEO), claiming that she was subjected to current retaliation and intimidation developed to force her into resigning. The media got a copy of this email from sources.
On a related note, Tinder earlier claimed that it is getting ready to launch more gender choices in India in its app. The firm will declare soon that consumers will be capable of editing their profiles so as to select a different alternative for their gender identity, rather than just “Woman” or “Man.” In addition to this, they will get the option to toggle a setting that will show their gender in the app on their profile.
These same alternatives have been launched since November 2016 in the U.S., when the dating application added options for gender non-conforming and transgender users. The news was posted earlier this week on Tinder’s blog before a planned declaration, a spokesperson claimed to the media. It aims to share more data later, they claimed.
In the blog post, the company discloses that it has not always had the correct tools to serve its society earlier, and is now attempting to learn to be a better friend to gender non-conforming and transgender people employing its app.