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Ex-Rivian Executive Sues Over ‘Toxic Bro Culture’ Ahead of IPO

Rivian Reveal Ahead Of The Los Angeles Auto Show
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

A former Rivian Automotive Inc. executive sued the electric truck maker ahead of its public share offering, claiming she was fired last month after complaining about the company’s “toxic bro culture” and gender discrimination.

Laura Schwab, who was vice president of sales and marketing, claimed she was “abruptly” fired after she complained about “a textbook pattern of gender bias” and discrimination from a top executive, according to a copy of the lawsuit shared by her attorneys. They said the suit was filed Thursday in a California Superior Court in Orange County.