A Microsoft logo is seen a day after Microsoft Corp's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on June 14, 2016.
According to court filings made available this week, Microsoft is being accused of 238 cases of gender discrimination or sexual harassment by female employees working in US-base technical jobs.
This figure was outlined by plaintiffs who were denied pay raises and promotions in the world's largest software company. Microsoft denies it had any such policy. Last year, the company waived the requirement for pre-dispute arbitration agreements in sexual harassment claims, which means that victims may be more comfortable coming forward with their complaints.
Plaintiff's attorneys are now pushing to proceed as a class action lawsuit, and a trial has not been schedule yet. Along with the number of complaints filed, human resource practices were released publicly in a legal filling submitted on Monday.
Out of 118 gender discrimination complaints filed by women at Microsoft, only one was deemed "founded" by the company, according to details in the unsealed court filings.
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The case was first filed in 2015 and the lead plaintiffs, Katherine Moussouris and Holly Muenchow, are seeking approval to bring the suit as a class action covering more than 8,600 women. Average data for discrimination complaints at companies are hard to know since they are not usually publicly reported.
However, Microsoft's opposition to the motion said that it spends $55m a year on "innovative diversity and inclusion programs".
"While 238 complaints lodged with HR by professional women making careers at a Fortune 50 company is shocking enough, what is even more disappointing is the lackluster response to the issues raised by the Microsoft team ("ERIT") tasked with investigating complaints of Microsoft's anti-discrimination and antiharassment policy", the document said.
A Microsoft spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment. Microsoft outlined that the number of human resources complaints from female employees need to be kept private, because disclosing the outcomes would restrain employees from reporting abuses in the future.
A court-appointed official found that scenario "far too remote a competitive or business harm" to justify keeping the information sealed.
An exiled Russian who was friends with an oligarch that fell out with Vladimir Putin has been found dead in Britain . A tribute to Glushkov was posted on Facebook by his friend, the newspaper editor Damian Kudryavtsev.
He gives quarterback Mitch Trubisky yet another weapon; the Bears agreed to sign receiver Allen Robinson earlier Tuesday. In those two seasons, he registered 60 receptions for 575 yards and six touchdowns, with a minimal number of starts.
McEnroe , who's also known for his fiery temper. "McEnroe was a master at his rage", he says. "I'm a buffoon", he confesses. "What went on in Georgia was mortifying". "White privilege and desperation and disaster..." He adds: "I f**ked up".
Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas has 15,931 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 746,543 are owned by Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock.
Fashion fans have accused Taylor Swift of ripping off a 2016 fragrance ad by Spike Jonze for hip brand Kenzo in her new video. Though the name of the song is "Delicate" but it is not what you are expecting.
Brunner later disclosed that he was legally adopted by his grandparents, the court ruling states, which disqualifies his claim. Freeman joked that he wanted to place his late grandfather's ashes inside the doll and take him fishing in Manatee County.
It also specified that the biometric system used in the Kurdistan Region's airports will be linked with the federal system. It opened up a persisting rift between the semi-autonomous region and the central government in Baghdad.
The heartfelt performance of the iconic tune had an immediate effect on Perry , who had to fight back tears as Francisco sang. Now living in Orlando, Sardor informs us that he has "a big range" and can sing "the male part and the female part" of songs.
Do You Own Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Shares?
Perpetual Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Amazon .com during the 2nd quarter valued at $25,356,000. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Thill maintains a Buy rating on Amazon and raises its target from $1,750 to $1,850, a 16% upside to yesterday's close.
The Lam Research (LRCX) Trading 5.7% Higher on Analyst Upgrade
It is negative, as 33 investors sold INTU shares while 249 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. It improved, as 51 investors sold LRCX shares while 238 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 207 raised stakes.
White House aide John McEntee fired, under investigation
The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation. John McEntee, a personal assistant to President Donald Trump , was sacked and escorted from the White House on Monday.
Closing Time Looms for All Toys R Us Stores
Both Hasbro and Mattel saw a decline in sales past year , and now the toy companies are losing one of their biggest retailers. Toys R Us is preparing for liquidation and may shutter all of its roughly 800 USA stores, according to multiple media reports.
(ROST) Holdings Trimmed by UBS Asset Management Americas Inc
Buckingham Capital Management Inc acquired 77,868 shares as Ross Stores Inc (ROST)'s stock declined 9.26%. (NASDAQ: ROST ). It fall, as 48 investors sold KO shares while 641 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 645 raised stakes.
Jhene Aiko Responds to Big Sean Cheating Rumors
However, many of her dozens of pictures featuring Sean from over the past year mysteriously disappeared as well. Twitter has a habit of believing wild rumors just because they're trending, and Monday night was no exception.
Buffalo Bills, DT Star Lotulelei agree to five-year deal
Lotulelei's value isn't seen entirely in stats, considering he's tallied between 22 and 26 tackles in each of the last four years. The overhaul comes despite the Bills coming off a 9-7 season in which they ended a 17-season playoff drought.
Eagles to sign Pro Bowl DT Haloti Ngata
In January, Ngata told 97.1 FM in Detroit that he wanted to play in 2018. "I don't want to have problems when I'm older". Ngata, who played with the Ravens from 2006 to 2014 before signing a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions .