Lawsuit alleges sex discrimination was 'the norm' at CareerBuilder

A former marketing director at CareerBuilder has sued the company in federal court, saying it allowed sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying to flourish unchecked.

The lawsuit, filed yesterday, says the digital job-listing company "created a male-dominated culture where degrading, discriminatory conduct towards women permeated everyday life," with conduct ranging "from sophomoric to predatory." (Read the lawsuit below.)

CareerBuilder spokeswoman Jennifer Grasz said in an email that the Loop-based company was "committed to providing a safe, supportive, positive work environment that treats all employees equally. … We are examining the complaint."

The woman filing the case, Lori McInerney, was dismissed last year, three weeks after she complained about the company's culture, the lawsuit says. Though she began pursuing her legal claim through administrative channels before Harvey Weinstein was outed as a serial sexual harasser in October, since then the cultural landscape has been reconfigured by women speaking out against harassment in film, media, politics and business. read entire article