Manager Sexually Harassed Him, Manager's Brother Fired Him, Alleges Vivint Ex-Employee In Lawsuit

By Isabella Cheng, Published Oct 15, 2021, 08:17am EDT

An ex-employee is suing Vivint and Vivint Solar for sexual harassment. When the ex-employee reported the manager to the regional manager, who is the manager's brother, he was terminated immediately for "poor performance."

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In this report, IPVM examines the complaint and applicable federal laws prohibiting harassment and discrimination.

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** ******* **, ****, an **-************* * **-**** ************ ***** ***** ***** reporting ***** ******** ********, according ** *** *********:

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***** ********, *** *********, began ******* *** ****** as * ****-**-**** ******** in *** ****, *** complaint *******. *******, ** was ********** ******** ** his ****** *******, ***** Glispy, **** ****** ********** on ********'* *** ****, McIntyre's *********, *** ******** himself ** ********, *** complaint *******.

**** ******** ******* ******** the ********** ** ****** 2018 ** *** ******** sales *******, ***** ******, who ** ***** ******'* brother, ******** ******* ** was *********** ********** *** "poor ***********."

Complaint: ******* ***** ********* ***** *** ****** **********

*. ******, ********'* ****** manager, ***** **** ******** stories ***** *** "******* sexual ********** **** *** and *****," *** ********* alleges. **** **** ******** "feel *************" *** *. Glispy ******* ** **** even ***** ******** ***** multiple *****:

******* ***** ********* *. McIntyre ***** ******* *** Employer,Defendant *. ****** ***** **** ********* *. ******** ***** *** ******* ****** ********** with men and women, as Defendant D. Glispy is an openly bi-sexual male. Defendant D. ******’* ******* *** ******** **** ********* *. ******** **** *************. ********* ***** ********* *. ****** ** **** ** ******** *********, *** ********* *. ****** ******* ** ** **. [emphasis added]

Sex **** ********

*******, *** ********* ******* numerous ******** ** ******** D. ****** **** ** McIntyre ***** ******** *** his ****'* *** ****, putting **** ******** ** the *******. *** *******, the ********* ******* *. Glispy **** *** ********* comments ** ********:

  • “**** ******** **** ** too *****."
  • “*** ***’* *** *** it ** ** * can **** **** **** happy; **** ** ** minutes **** **** **** and * **** **** her ****** *** ***** experienced **** *** ******.”
  • “****’* **** **** ***** right *** ******* *’* going ** ** **** there ** ***** *** how ** **** *** cucumber.”
  • “* **** ** **** your **** ******.”
  • “* **** **** **** wife ******.”
  • “* **** **** *** how * **** *** handles * *****.”

*. ****** **** ******** "that *** ** *** problems ** **********’ ******** was *** ** ********* T. ********’* ********* ** satisfy ********* *. ******** sexually" *** "********* *********[*]" McIntyre's **** *** *****, the ********* *******:

********* *. ****** *****regularly ********* Plaintiff T. McIntyre by telling him he “******” ** *** *** ******* ** *** *** *** and by saying his ***** ******* **** * “***** ****** *****.” [emphasis added]

Exposes ******* ** *********

*. ****** **** ******* himself ** ******** *** told *** ** ****** "don't ****" **** ******** complained, *** ********* ****:

** ******* *********,Defendant *. ****** ******* *** ***** ** ********* *. ******** to urinate in a bottle while driving in the car. When Plaintiff T. McIntyre informed Defendant D. Glispy that this made him feel uncomfortable, Defendant *. ****** ********* ** ******, “**** ***’* ****.” [emphasis added]

*** ********* **** ****, on * ******** ********, D. ****** "**** ********* T. ******** **** ** should '*** ** **** the ********' **** ********* D. ******."

Visits *********'* ****

** ****** **, ****. D. ****** ******* ********'* apartment ***** ******** *** not **** *** ***** to ********'* **** ***** her ******** ***** ******* his *** **** *** McIntyre's ****, *** ********* alleges:

** ****** **, ****, Defendant *. ****** ******* Plaintiffs’ *********. ********* *. McIntyre *** *** ***** but ********* *. ******** and ***** ***** ****. Defendant *. ****** ****** his *** **** **********’ apartment *** ********* ** talk ***** **********’ ********.

*** ********* **** *. Glispy "****** *** *****" at **. ******** *** called *** * "***** bitch" **** **. ******** confronted *** ***** *** visit.

Fired *** "**** ***********"

*******, **** *** ********* formally ******** *. ****** to ****** ***** **** incident, **. ******** *** allegedly ***** "*** ******* poor ***********."

** *** ***** ** August **, *** ********* reported *** ******** ** Jason ******, * ******** Manager, *** ** **** D. ******'* *******, ********* to *** *********. *******, J. ****** "****** ** take ********* *** *********** correct ******."

** ****** **, *. Glispy ******* *** *********' home *** ***** **** "if ********** ****** ** formally ****** ********* *. Glispy ** ********" *** "assured **** **** ***** would ** ** ************* for ****** ***** *********." The ********* ****** ** formally ****** *. ******.

*******, ** ****** **, "J. ****** ********** ********* T. ******** *** ******* poor ***********." *** ********* alleges **** ******** "*** never **** ********* ********* alleged **** *********** ****** his ****** ******."

Causes ** ******: ****** **********, *** **************, *** ******** ***********

*** ********* ***** * causes ** ******, *** the **** ****** ******* sexual **********, *** **************, and ******** ***********.

*** ********* **** *** sexual ********** ******** ******* interfered **** *** **** and ******* * ******* work ***********:

****** **** ****** ** employment, ******** ***/** *** agents ***/** ********* **** acting ****** *** ****** and ***** ** ***** authority ***/** **********,subjected ********* *. ******** ** *********, ********, *** ************ **** ** ******** ****** **********, based on his sex, including, but not limited to, offensive sexual comments, remarks, innuendos (e.g., offensive comments about Plaintiff T. McIntyre’s genitalia and having sexual intercourse), and showing his penis. This ****** ********** *** *** ******* *** ****** ** ************ *********** **** ********* *. ********’* **** *********** ***/** ******* ** ************, *******, ** ********* **** *********** *** ********* *. ********. [emphasis added]

********* "*** ********* ** male-gender ***********" **** ******* "more *********," *** ********* alleges ***** *** *** discrimination ***** ** ******:

******* ********* *. ********’* qualifications *** ***********,similarly ******** ****** ********* ** **** *********, *** ********* ** ****-****** ***********, **** ******* **** ********* ***** ** ***** ****** ** ********** ** ****** ***********, as those employees were not subjected to unlawful sexual harassment or unlawful retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [emphasis added]

**** ******** ********** ***** the ********** *** **************, "Employer [******] ********** ********** against ********* *. ********, in ********* ** ***** VII ** *** ***** Rights *** ** ****, as *******, ** *********** Plaintiff *. ********’* **********."

Title *** ** ***** ****** *** ** **** ********

*** *** ****** **** include ******** ********** ** federal *** *********** ********** discrimination, ********** *** ** *** Civil ****** *** ** 1964.

***** *** ** ***** stating:

** ***** ** ** unlawful ********** ******** *** a ***** ************-

(*) ** ******* ** to ***** **** *** membership, ** ********* ** discriminate *******, *** ********** because ** *** ****, color, ********, ***, ** national ******;

******** ***** *** ****** does *** **** ******** language ** ******** **********, the ** ***** ********** Opportunity ********** (****) *** stated ****"********** ** * **** of ********** ************** **** violates ***** *** ** the ***** ****** *** of ****."

*** ********* ******* ** count ** ******** **********, the ******* ****:

*) ****** * ********* of ********* **********

** *) ** ****** or ********* ****** ** create * **** *********** that * ********** ****** would ******** ************, *******, or *******.

*** **** ******* "********* conduct" *******, ********* *** not ******* **:

********* *****, *****, ******** or **** *******, ******** assaults ** *******, ************, ridicule ** *******, ******* or ***-*****, ********* ******* or ********, *** ************ with **** ***********.

*** **** ** ******** about ******* **** ** and ***'* **********, ******* that ** ***** "** the ****** ******" *** judgments ** "******* ********** is ****** ** ********* enough ** ** ******* is **** ** * case-by-case *****."

EEOC: ******** ********* *** **********

*** ****'********* *** *********** ******** liability******* **** ** ******** is "************* ****** *** harassment ** * ********** that ******* ** * negative ********** ****** **** as ***********..." *** ******** can **** ***** ********* if ** *** ***** two *****:

*) ** ********** ***** to ******* *** ******** correct *** ********* ********;

*** *) *** ******** unreasonably ****** ** **** advantage ** *** ********** or ********** ************* ******** by *** ********.

Mechanics ** ****** ************** ******** ********

******** ******* ********** ******** in ****, **** ******* was **** ***** ***, more **** * ***** later, ******* ** ********** guidelines **** ****** * suit ***** ***** ***.

** **** * ************** lawsuit ***** ***** ***, one**** ***** **** * charge **** *** ******* ******* * "***** to ***" ****** **** the ****:

** *** ***** **** charge ***** ***** *** (discrimination ***** ** ****, color, ********, *** *** national ******), ** ***** the ********* **** ************ Act (***) ***** ** disability,you **** **** * ****** ** ***** ** *** **** **** ****** *** *** **** * ******* ** ******* *****. [emphasis added]

*** ********* **** ********* received ***** ***** ** sue ******* ** **** 15, ****(******** ** ******** **** *), ***** ****** ******* ** ************** ** February **** (******** ** Exhibit *)******* ****** ***** **** the ***** ********** ** Utah *** **** *** a ******** ****** ** discrimination **** *** **** government ******** ** **** 6, **** ******* ****** Smart ****. ***** ********* a ***** ** *** letter,*** ******* **** ** filed ****** ** ****.

*********, *****-**-*** ******* *** issued ***** *** **** investigates *** ****** *** charge, ****** ******* **** were *** **** ** determine ** *** *** was ******** ** ******* the **** ******* *** to **** * *******:

** ** ****'* **** to ********* ** *** law *** **** **** violated, ** **** **** you * ****** ** Right ** ***. **** notice ***** *** *** right ** **** * lawsuit ** *****... ** we ****** *** ** file * *******, ** will **** *** * Notice ** ***** ** Sue.

*** **** ****** **** ********* "* small ********** ** *** charges *****":

** **** *****, *** EEOC *** **** * lawsuit ** ******* *** law **** ***** ** investigates *** ***** * finding **** ***** ** reasonable ***** ** ******* that ************** *** ********, and ** ****** ** resolve *** ****** ******* a ******* ****** "************." The **** *** ********** which ******* ** ******** if ************ ******* *** unsuccessful,and ********** ********* * ***** ********** ** *** ******* *****. When deciding whether to file a lawsuit, the EEOC considers factors such as the strength of the evidence, the issues in the case, and the wider impact the lawsuit could have on the EEOC's efforts to combat workplace discrimination. [emphasis added]

******, *** **** **********,*** ***** ******* ** FY *********** ***** ** ******* **** ****, ***** than *.*% ** *** total ******* **** *** commission ********.

Few ******** **** ** ******* ******

**** ******** ********* ***** are *** **** ******** hiring ** ******** * relative ** *** ******* sector, ************ ****** ******** ****** members **** ******* ******** as ****** *********.

******'* **** ** ******* and ******** ********** *** *** ****** members **** ******* ** the ******* ** ******* but **** ***** **** that "*** ****** **** to ***** ********** ***** your ******** ********** *** relationships ********":

*** ****** **** ** avoid ********** ***** **** personal ********** *** ************* conflict, ** ****** ** conflict, **** *** ********* of *** *******, ****** under ********** ******** ** the ***** ** ********* (the “*****”). **** ******** situations ***** *** *** have ** ****** ** have ** ******** ******** through, *** *******, * significant ***** ** * relative ** ***** ******* or ******** **** ***** you **** * ********, social, ********, ******** ** other ************.

Unclear ** ****** ******** ***** ** ******, ** ******** **** ******

**** ********* ****** ******** to ******* ******* ** not *** ****** ******** are ***** ******** ** Vivint, *** *** * general ******* ** *** allegations, *** *** *** receive * ********.

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********* *. ****** *****regularly ********* ********* *. ******** ** telling ***he “******” ** *** *** ******* ** *** *** *** *** ** ******his ***** ******* **** * “***** ****** *****.”

*** ********* ******* **** McIntyre "*** ***** **** counseled ********* ******* **** performance ****** *** ****** tenure."

* *** ** * disconnect ****. ***** **** the ********* *** ****** 'counseled' *** **** ***********...

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** *** ******* **** he ****** ** *** job, **** *** ******* failed *** ********. * hope **** ********** ******** his ************ **** *** boss; ***** *** ***** be ***** ** *** way!

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**** *** ****** * little *** "** *** nose", ** **'* ********* called. *** ********** *** so ********, *** ** stereotypical, **** **.... * simply ****** ******* **** occurred, ** ** ***** in *** ****** *** at *** ***** *********, without ******* ************* *********. It's ** "*******", **** my **** *********** **** to *** ****** ******** incident.

** *** *********'* ******** was ** ************ *********, then ********* ** ***** have **** ******* ** others... ************ ** * firm ************* ********* ** clean-cut *** ***** (** I've *******). ** ** this *** ** ***********, it ***** **** **** easy **** ** ***** the *** ** *** act.

** ** **** **** to **** **** **********. In ** ******, *'** had ** **** * poor **********. **** ****, if ***** *** **** a ***** ** ******** they ***** ***** ** (e.g., *** ***** ** my *** ***** ***********, office ******* **** ***** uncomfortable *** ****'* ******** about ***** *** *** they **** *****), **** would ***** **. **** would ***** ******* ** contesting *** ******, *** they ****** ********* ** causing *********.

********** ** *** ** move ** **** **** of ************ ****** **** allowed ** ** *** someone ***** ****** *** first ** **** ** they *****'* ******* ***.

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**** *** ****** * little *** "** *** nose"

**** *********** ***** * bit ****** ******* **********... at ***** ***** ** the **** ** **** words ***** **** ******* statement.

**** ******** *** ** douchebags *** ***** *** small ****** ** ***** that **** **** **** some ****** - *** some ****** **** ****** constitutions/personalities **** **** ** make **** ******* **** managers *** ******** ** this **** ** *************...

*******: ** ** **** showed ** ** ** house ** **** ** my **** ***** *** sex ****, ** ********* would **** **** ****** without ***** - ** the **** ** ***** and ******** ***** ** the ****.

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** *** **** ** swift *** ******** ***** to *** ****.

**** ****** "** *** nose" ** ****

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**** *********** ***** * bit ****** ******* **********

****** ** *******! ****** to **** * ************** incompetent *********, *** ***** tried ** ***** *** and ***** **** ** discrimination/bias, ******* ********* *** empathy * **** *** to ******* ***** ******** **** *****.

**** ****, * ***'* deny **** "********* ********" exist. *'** ****** *** some. ** ***** *** that ** **. ****** wasas **** ** *** ** *********, **** **** ********* than **** ** ******** would **** **** *******.

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*********, *****-**-*** ******* *** issued ***** *** **** investigates *** ****** *** charge, ****** ******* **** were *** **** ** determine ** *** *** was ******** ** ******* the **** ******* *** to **** * *******:

*** *** ** **** case, ********** *** **** found ***** *** ** Employer/Employee ************:

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*** **** *** *** what **** ************* ***** mean *** *** *******?

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** #**,

****** *** ******** **** up. *** *** ***** to *** ****** ** originally ********, ******* *, was **** *** *** that ******* ****** ******* Vivint *****, *** ****** Smart ****,******* *. *'** ******* *** article ** ******* **** two ******** ***** ** sue ******* **** ****** to **. ********, *** for ****** ******* ****** Solar *** * ******** one *** ****** ***** Home.

*** ****** ***** **** letter ****** **** **. McIntyre ***** *** ****** Smart **** ********* **** the **** *** ****. Indeed, **. ******** ***** filed *** ****** ***** charge ** ******** ****, then *** ****** ***** Home *** ***** **** 2021:

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*******, *** ******* **. McInytre ******** *** *** same ****** **** ********. It's ******* *** ** filed *** ****** ***** one *****, ***** *** investigation ***** ** **** that ** *** *** work *** ****** *****. Vivint ***** ** ****** as * *********, ** it's ******** **** ****** Solar ***** **** ** dismiss *** ******* ******* Vivint ***** ************ ***** there's ** ****** **********. However, **. ********'* ****** against ****** ***** **** could ***** ** ***** on.

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****** ***** ***** ** dismiss:

****** ***** ***** ******** either *********, *** ********** know **** **** ***** never ****** ** **** faith **** ****** ***** ever ******** ****** ** them

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