Grindr Loses Half Its Staff After Forcing A Return To Office

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Grindr, the LGBTQ+ dating app, loses nearly half its staff after trying to force a return to office.

Grindr, the LGBTQ+ dating app, ended its remote work policies in early August, and announced a return-to-office mandate. 

The policy forced workers to relocate to new “hub” cities: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

They had two weeks to choose between moving to their respective team’s newly assigned “hub” city to work in-person twice a week or leave the company with severance.

Approximately 80 of Grindr’s 178 workers were forced to leave as of August 31. Many of these workers were initially hired remotely.

The CWA said the return-to-work policy was retaliatory and in response to a union drive at the company. Two weeks prior to Grindr’s policy change, a majority of employees filed to organize a union.

“We are looking forward to returning to the office in a hybrid model in October and further improving productivity and collaboration for our entire team,” a Grindr spokesperson said.


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