Lawsuit: UploadVR Had "Kink Room," Pressured Female Employees to "Microdose"

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  1. Megalith

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    The co-founders of virtual reality startup UploadVR allegedly created a “boy’s club environment at work, focused on sex and degrading women, including female employees.” Apparently, they even had a “kink room” set up with a bed where employees could bang. Strippers and prostitutes would also be invited to company parties. Interesting benefits…

    “In the office, Defendants would frequently talk about how much sex they were going to have at each party, and how many girls they were going to have sex with. UploadVR even set up a room to encourage sexual intercourse at the workplace. The room was referred to as the “kink room” and contained a bed. Male employees used that room to have sexual intercourse, which was disruptive and inappropriate. Often, underwear and condom wrappers would be found in the room.”
     
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    Are they currently hiring?
     
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    OK, that's really fucked up.
     
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    How stupid can the owners be? You really think in this age you could get away treating women like this in a work environment? Hope these losers get their balls nailed to the wall by the lawyers.
     
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    hmmm.. only the males? guess thats not shocking considering it was the san francisco office

    im thinking she was just jealous she didnt get invited to said room
     
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back in the 1970s....
     
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    Do any of them have neckbeards?
     
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    Didn't see anything in TFA that implied participation in the "Kink Room" was anything but voluntary. If your employer is providing a room where voluntary sex on company time is OK, stop complaining.

    Now the part about talking in front of employees about sex and how certain employees cause arousal seems to pretty much define Sexual Harassment.
     
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    Better than when employees use the bathroom, least I don't have to see the mess if I don't want to.
     
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    Without reading more into it, I would assume it's a company started by early 20 somethings guys. In that context, it doesn't surprise me. If they offered the option to both genders equally would it still be an issue? I mean if they offered coffee to everyone and I think coffee smells gross, can I sue because it's offensive?

    I'm sure they handled it immaturely, but just the sex thing in general I think would be an odd perk, but whatever, companies are having a hard time trying to differentiate themselves while trying to hire young developers. Not my cup of tea, but to each their own.
     
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    I bet it was another person who was fired because their performance was shit and suing to get more money. Like the Reddit bitch.
     
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    Are they accepting resumes?
     
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    Can't belive people can be so immature and socially retarded to indulge in such behaviour.
     
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    A bunch of socially awkward and sexually clueless geeks who couldn't get laid in school trying to make up for lost time in the stupidest of ways.
     
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    And I would just be happy at work getting free coffee...
     
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    We get free K-cups! Now I don't need a kink room.
     
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    They ARE hiring!!!!

    BYOB. Bring Your Own Bucket. Congrats, you're the new Jizz Mopper!
     
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    When I first read the title I thought they had a kink room in their VR application and was confused, thinking "microdosing" was some new VR slang.

    I still have no clue what a microdose is.
     
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    Almost, gotta have both cigarettes and booze available at all times throughout most of the office. And, you don't fear patting your female secretaries ass.
     
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    Small does of LSD. Back in my day, we didn't microdoses. We would sit on 6th street with blotter we got from a crackhead and laugh at all the cops as they shot us with bean bags. That's the way it was and we liked it!
     
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    Wow! Their site is part of my daily reading, they cover everything going on in the VR space. Hmm... I wonder if there's pictures in their "about us" section.
     
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    Leave it to a frustrated underperforming bitch to ruin the fun for everyone.
     
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    SJW detected.
     
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    So you think it's perfectly fine to openly harass females?
     
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    You think it's perfectly fine to believe everything you read on the Internet, especially when it comes from terminated employees? Especially the ones with retarded grievances.
     
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    What makes it more confusing or ironic is that there is a VR content producer called Microdose VR.
     
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    WTF is "microdose"? I saw zero reference to it in the article OP posted.

    Why not just use the actual article title?

    "UploadVR sued over ‘rampant’ sexual behavior in the workplace and wrongful termination"
     
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    It takes two to bang. So I'm guessing some of the female employees may have been using it as well? I can't imagine it was all male on male action.
     
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    Also, reading some of these comments, since when do allegations = reality?
     
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    Since a woman is a victim and males are monsters. This society hates women, just hates them.
     
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    The worst part about this story is how this new "kink room" lingo will now be used in the future ad nauseum to describe anything connected to sex in the workplace.
     
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    I bet she's a huge fan of 50 shades, though.
     
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    San Francisco office for "creative types".
     
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    Fuck no I hate anything SJW. But even I still think this a little to much.
     
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    ... If it even happened

    Ftfy
     
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    This was a 'VR Media Company' that ran a handful of VR tech demos. They somehow collected several rounds of seed money and a $1.25 million investment from some Chinese company...