A software engineer who left a one-star review and criticized the company for launching fintech on various online platforms has now been sued by the company for $ 1 million.
A software engineer, Wyatt Troia, now working for Microsoft, was working to launch LoanStreet while calling the company on various platforms, citing a case against him.
He criticized the launch of platforms including GlassDoor, Reddit, and the anonymous online Blind forum. Loanstreet realized that Troia’s allegations were false and accused him of blasphemy.
“The founders are not skilled or experienced leaders, biased and cowardly,” Troia wrote in Glassdoor in April 2020. He was fired shortly afterwards, the case said.
Troia returned to Glassdoor a year later, criticizing LoanStreet for calling it “fraud, and bullying,” Business Insider reported. “Stay away, stay away unless you are really hopeless.
LoanStreet is a garbage dump and will be burned like many before,” he wrote in Glassdoor.
Troia noted that she had been offered $ 100,000 in shares when she was hired and that the company realized that she would be released within a year but received these terms in writing.
Troia realized that she later learned that it would take 16 months for the options to be available.
He also stated that he was fired before any of his options for discovery of another engineer’s code were discarded.
“If it was just a mistake of honesty, they would have done the right thing and given me the options I got. They chose not to do that,” Troia told Reddit.
LoanStreet chief executive Ian Lampl filed a lawsuit against Troia on July 19, alleging that his online allegations were false and dangerous.
The company also accused Troia of buying Google Ads which draws attention to its negative reviews from anyone looking for LoanStreet, reports Business Insider.
LoanStreet retaliated against Troia’s allegations, noting that he had been fired “for the poor quality of his engineering, his non-association with his team, and his inability to co-operate with his peers or take direction from his superiors.”
The first was also alleged to have Troaia misrepresented the terms of her grant and sent a comprehensive email to the company on its last day which sounded like what she was later writing.
LoanStreet called these posts an anonymous online smear campaign. The company also noted that Troia’s post threatened to damage the lives of more than 50 LoanStreet employees.
LoanStreet also noted that Troia had embedded links in the company’s LinkedIn ‘profiles and said that one company leader had called her a “world tyrant” and other defamatory terms.
Troia called several executives at the company, including Ian Lampl, the company’s chief executive officer, and Christopher Wu, his co-founder, called him “infinite sycophants.”
Troia also received criticism from people who did not know who Glassdoor reported who was “a snake and avenger”.
Some posts have also been reported to force people to write non-corporate reviews.
Meanwhile, Troia has begun collecting official defense funds from GoFundMe confirming its allegations.
So far he has collected about $ 5000 according to reports. “If you are reading this, please don’t be fooled by Series B sponsors or impressive pedigree leaders; this place is deceptive, exploitative and you have a good chance of being fired within a year,” Troia wrote in Reddit.