Updating a series of blog posts we brought you on our employment portal, Ellen Pao has filed a notice that she plans to appeal the loss of her high-profile sexual discrimination lawsuit that rattled Silicon Valley this spring.
According to CNet.com, Pao filed a two-page notice in a San Francisco court on June 1 against her former employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The news outlet reported that she now has 40 days to file a list of arguments supporting her appeal.
In her original lawsuit, Pao claimed that she was fired in 2012 after she failed to become a senior partner at the firm. She said that this occurred because she ended an affair with another worker at the company. The case generated national attention, because it shed a spotlight on alleged sexism in Silicon Valley.
Some tech and investment employees in the area have claimed that they face heavy gender discrimination. Although jurors rejected Pao’s claims during her trial, many experts said the case opened up discussion about how companies are not doing enough to hire female employees and promote them.
The lawsuit also shed a spotlight on how some female employees do not receive the same compensation as male employees and how some experience issues with sexual harassment at work.
I Am Experiencing Harassment and Discrimination Because of My Gender. Do I Have Legal Options?
As we have reported in the past, if you experience issues with gender discrimination and/or harassment at work, you need to report it to your employer, or if you fear retaliation, speak to someone with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Additionally, you can speak to our attorneys about your case. We offer a free, no obligation attorney consultation. By sharing your story with us, we may be able to discuss with you how to best move forward with a claim.
You should not have to suffer issues with pay, harassment or retaliation at work because of your gender.
Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob– Los Angeles employment attorneys