In 2014, Zillow faced several lawsuits from former employees at the Zillow operation in Irvine California.
Alleging violations of California Labor Laws and California Business and Professions code.
On February 26, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California certified the class to include anyone who worked as an inside sales consultant at Zillow between November 2010 to January 2015.
Included in the multiple allegations brought by high-profile attorneys Bobby Samini and Mark Geragos, the well known and you may have seen on tv attorneys:
Zillow is accused by up to 120 employees of failing to pay general wages, failing to pay overtime pay, and failing to provide meal and rest breaks for employees.
Zillow stated "the narrative being pushed by this law firm through their multiple lawsuits is completely inconsistent with those who know and work with Zillow...the behavior described does not accurately depict our culture or the 1,200 Zillow employees."
Besides that, Samini and Geragos represented a former Zillow employee in a sexual harassment action case against the company, alleging "sexual torture" and “the most harsh acts of sexual harassment imaginable.”
According to the lawsuit, Zillow's Southern California office represents an “adult frat house where sexual harassment and misconduct are normalized, condoned, and promoted by male managers.”
Based on the allegations against the company, Samini has called Zillow a "modern day Animal House" On May 5, 2016, Zillow Settled the action for an undisclosed amount, without admitting any wrongdoing. https://www.housingwire.com/articles/37194-zillow-settles-sexual-harassment-lawsuit