A regular reader pointed me to a small item on Courthouse News yesterday that reported a potential class action lawsuit against Jon Davler Inc. and its officer, Christina Yang. I almost wish he hadn’t, because I obtained the complaint, and the allegations are … well… frankly, yucky to the nth degree.
Roxanna G Sevilla is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that alleges that Yang lost her temper on finding a used sanitary napkin on the floor near a toilet that was also blood-smeared. According to the complaint, Yang then came into the plaintiff’s work area and demanded to know who had done that. When no one admitted to it, Yang allegedly ordered each and every woman to go into the bathroom with a female co-worker, and drop their underpants so that the co-worker could visually inspect their vaginal area to determine who was having their period.
Seriously. Those are the allegations, and according to the complaint, at least 15 female employees were subjected to that search. The plaintiffs also allege that they were told that they would be fired if they did not comply with the search.
The lawsuit raises claims of sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender, failure to have a sexual harassment policy in place, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and violation of California’s constitutional right to privacy.
Wang’s LinkedIn profile lists her as V.P of L.A. Splash, a division of Jon Davler Inc. Attempts to email LA Splash for a statement bounced back with an “inbox full” message. Jon Davler Inc. does not have a working web site or any e-mail address posted on their parked domain.
You can read the complaint here (pdf)