The latest lawsuit involves a group of women complaining of gender discrimination and pay disparity during their tenure.
In response to the suit, the company issued the following statement: "Nike opposes discrimination of any type and has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion".
She again tried to lodge a complaint with human resources but the department took no action and the male co-worker was promoted to a position where he would work more closely with Johnston, who made a decision to quit, according to the suit.More news: Fossils on an Australian Beach Reveal a Shark-Eat-Shark World
The suit says Cahill ultimately left because she was paid $20,000 less in 2017 than a male colleague doing much the same work. Following an outcry from female employees, Nike announced Edwards would be departing from the company and later fired 11 other executives.
Last month, Nike said that more than 7,000 of its employees, or about 10% of its workforce, would receive pay raises after an internal review of employee compensation.
The women are also seeking restatement at Nike and back pay. "The vast majority of Nike employees live by our values of dignity and respect for others", a spokesperson for the brand said in a statement emailed to Business Insider.More news: Danny Ings: I wish LFC all the success
The CEO apologized to employees in May. She resigned past year because of "the hostile work environment, HR's ineffective response to her complaints, and the lack of promotion opportunities because of her gender", according to the lawsuit. "For a woman to succeed at Nike, she must far outshine her male counterparts". After rejecting his advances, Jonhston says she was treated negatively in the workplace.
Johnston even recounted a work relationship turned sexual (non-consensually) where a male colleague to let up his sexting, which took a graphic turn once he began sending her screen shots of his swoosh. "Regardless of the evidence, HR has regularly found such complaints unsubstantiated, avoided taking any meaningful corrective or preventive actions, and otherwise failed to act to end the hostility towards women in the workplace". Johnston left because she'd been passed over multiple times for a promotion, the complaint alleges. She alleges she had more relevant work experience and better credentials than he did and helped train him in the job.More news: Bookcases and biryani collide as Ikea tackles India