Reports have recently surfaced about an alleged workplace bullying incident at eBay in June 2007 where former CEO Meg Whitman forcefully shoved an employee and swore at her in a company conference room.
The New York Times reports that eBay paid “around $200,000” to the employee, Young Mi Kim, after she threatened to sue the company. The dispute between Whitman and Kim was apparently resolved via a private mediator.
According to the New York Times, eBay employees said that Whitman, the current Republican candidate for Governor of California, “was demanding and would often express sharp bursts of anger toward employees whose work or preparation she found lacking.”
In January 2008 Whitman accounced that she was leaving eBay, and in September 2009 she officially announced her candidacy for Governor of California. Kim still works at eBay and is currently a senior manager for corporate and executive communications.