Allegations mentioned in the lawsuit claim men were treated worse than women by managers, especially when it came to performance reviews. The former employee alleges these performance reviews were rigged to favor female workers. Yahoo!’s performance review system allows for employees with low enough scores to face job termination. The lawsuit claims men were given low scores and immediately terminated, while women were allowed to protest their performance reviews, or if fired, be given advanced notice to find other jobs.
In addition, the employee responsible for filing the lawsuit argued his superiors vocally expressed support for hiring more women to Yahoo!’s media team. If these allegations can be proven,
Why Sexism in the Workplace is Illegal
Workplace sexism is illegal under California and federal law. Employers cannot base hiring or firing decisions based on gender. Employees who are fired based on their gender may have legal options to recover damages from their employers. In the case of the lawsuit against Yahoo!, the plaintiff is seeking $5 million.
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