What is an employer to do when served with a Statement of Claim? Here are the most common questions we get: 1. Is a response mandatory or can we ignore the claim? 2. How do we get rid of this ridiculous claim? 3. How much is this going to cost?
Ashley Madison, the world’s leading website for married people seeking extramarital affairs, recently made headlines when a former employee sued the Canadian-based organization for $20-million for injuries sustained while creating fake profiles of women for the site. Doriana Silva was hired by Ashley Madison to help launch a Brazilian version of the dating site. Shortly after she came on board, she was asked to create 1000 “fake female profiles”—in a period of three weeks—in order to lure men to sign up for the new service. According to Silva, creating these profiles “created an enormous amount of keyboarding” and she quickly developed severe pain in her wrists and forearms (Source: CBC News).
Silva alleges that the company ignored her complaints and her request for a wrist rest. According to her claim, she became unable to do her job and “remains seriously disabled in many if not all aspects … Continue reading “Ashley Madison’s $20M employee lawsuit for workplace related injuries”