The video streaming service’s parent company Google Inc., reached a settlement with a California teacher, who was allegedly fired from her job for refusing to perform oral sex on a male classmate.
The settlement was reached in a California court on Wednesday in a class action lawsuit filed by the teacher, Karen Fenton, and her attorney, Tom Wessels, in response to Google’s settlement with former California high school teacher Melissa De Leon.
De Leon sued in August 2017, alleging that she was fired for refusing her boss’ demand to perform sexual acts on him.
The suit alleged that the teacher had been fired for reporting De Leon for inappropriate behavior.
De Leon claims that she felt forced to report De Leon because of Google’s “social-disparagement” policy.
Google declined to comment on the settlement.
In a statement, Google said it had reached the settlement to avoid any potential litigation, which is typical when a class-action lawsuit is filed.
“We’ve reached a fair and mutually agreeable settlement with Karen and her family,” Google said.
“As with any other class action, we are evaluating the implications of this settlement for our employees, and we will share any new information we have.”
The case was first reported by The Sacramento Bee.
DeLeon and her lawyer, Wessel, said the settlement “significantly improves the conditions for our plaintiffs to rebuild their lives after years of uncertainty and uncertainty.”