Telstra is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit from an ex-employee.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the former contractor was subject to discriminatory behaviour from her boss, as well as sexual harassment.
The events are speculated to have taken place between August 2016 and September 2017.
As per SMH, the plaintiff is asking for an apology from her boss David Coli, as well as a number of damages including medical expenses and lost wages.
Coli held the position of Telstra general manager of strategic delivery until April last year.
A spokesperson for the accused has said she will be “vigorously defending all of the allegations in court”.
“The allegations are unfounded and the legal proceeding is regrettably an attempt to be financially recompensed by a large company for loss of employment unrelated to the accused,” she added.
In a statement provided to B&T, a Telstra spokesman said: “We are committed to maintaining an environment at Telstra that’s inclusive and supportive.
“We take any allegations of harassment very seriously and take appropriate action to address issues raised.”