Zillow settles 4 employee discrimination and harassment suits

  • During a court-ordered conference on May 5, Zillow settled four lawsuits with its Irvine, California-based employees.
  • The complaints involved racial and age discrimination, sexual harassment and unreasonable expectations for employees.
  • In a separate class-action complaint, Zillow also reached a settlement in principle for a suit that alleged at least 120 of the firm's hourly sales consultants were owed $5 million in overtime.
  • Despite having a track record that's far from blemish-free, Zillow has implemented a number of employee-focused initiatives that resulted in its recognition as an attractive workplace.

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Zillow Group has cleared several legal ensnarements with its employees in Irvine, California, just before heading into the first day of trial with archrival Move Inc. today. During a court-ordered conference on May 5, Zillow settled four lawsuits that accused the Seattle-based company of harassment and discrimination.