A former Panda Express employee said she was pressured to strip to her underwear in front of colleagues and strangers during a "trust-building" exercise, according to a civil complaint.
Panda Express and Alive Seminars and Coaching Academy, a self-improvement consulting outfit that led the exercise, are named in the suit as defendants.
"Meanwhile, Alive Seminars staff were openly ogling the women in their state of undress, smiling, and laughing."
After Spargifiore left the seminar early, she "was constructively terminated from her position with Panda Express in July 2019," according to the suit.
Panda Restaurant Group, the Rosemead, California-based parent company of Panda Express, said it is conducting its own investigation of the allegations outlined in the lawsuit.
Jennifer Spargifiore, Spargifiore, –, “, Panda
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