Female oilfield worker files $100M sexual harassment suit vs. Schlumberger

Jun. 23, 2020 5:54 PM ETSchlumberger Limited (SLB)SLBBy: Carl Surran, SA News Editor276 Comments
  • Women who work on male-dominated rigs for Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) face systematic harassment and abuse from their male colleagues, a lawsuit filed in Houston federal court alleges.
  • A woman who once worked as a field engineer for the company has filed a $100M lawsuit claiming men routinely broke into her bedroom, and that the human resources department ignored or dismisses her complaints as "oilfield talk."
  • Schlumberger "knowingly permitted male workers to treat women who work on oil rigs as sex objects and second-class citizens, intentionally turning a blind eye to the harassment, the lawsuit alleges, adding that oil rig workers live onsite in remote locations and women are not able to escape the treatment.
  • Schlumberger warned last week it could write off as much as $1.4B related to its ongoing restructuring and related layoffs.

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