The scholastic esports platform PlayVS is being sued for wrongful termination. This comes after Rachel Waynick, a former quality assurance analyst for the company, filed a suit against the organization with a Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 9th.
The lawsuit alleges that PlayVS put Waynick on a performance improvement plan in June of 2021 after she told her manager that she was pregnant. After that, Waynick filed an official complaint with the organization’s human resources department but claims that she was largely ignored.
Based on the filing, Waynick also alleges that she was “bullied and treated with hostility in the workplace” which caused her “extreme stress.” Moreover, she suffered pregnancy complications, which led to her taking a leave of absence as per her doctor’s orders. After returning from her leave, Waynick discovered that she had been locked out of her office. On the same day, she was fired after working for the company for less than eight months.
Waynick’s lawsuit claims that the company violated five California labor laws. PlayVS has not yet made a comment on the lawsuit.
(All information was provided by Dexerto)