Women at Microsoft made 238 sexual harassment, gender discrimination complaints

14 March, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Women at Microsoft made 238 sexual harassment, gender discrimination complaints

Women at Microsoft Corp filed 238 internal complaints about discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010 and 2016, according to court filings.

The plaintiffs allege that Microsoft has systematically denied pay raises or promotions to women.

Microsoft's stock closed at $94.41 per share on Tuesday.

More than 230 internal complaints of harassment and discrimination within Microsoft were handled in a "lackluster" way by the business, according to documents made public yesterday in a class action lawsuit.

Microsoft has said that corrective action might be taken even if no policy violation was found, and that the person who filed the complaint might not be informed.

In the past, Microsoft argued that the number of complaints filed by women should be kept undisclosed because publicizing the number could discourage women at the company from filing complaints in the future.

The plaintiffs claimed Microsoft "does not properly investigate or redress" such complaints, and note only one of the gender discrimination complaints was "founded".

Kirk Cousins likely to sign with Vikings
He may not be talked about a lot as a top corner in free agency, but whoever signs him will be getting a major steal. Which version of Case Keenum are the Denver Broncos going to get - the player who we saw in Houston and St.


Jeff Goldblum will help you build your own Jurassic Park this summer
Jurassic World Evolution is being made by Frontier Developments, the same studio behind Elite: Dangerous and Planet Coaster . It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment.


Dolphins to sign Albert Wilson
His replacement will come from the unknown of free agency, with the Dolphins reportedly inking a deal with wideout Albert Wilson . Landry, by comparison, had 112 catches a year ago alone, even though he averaged only 8.8 yards per catch.


Microsoft's case is one of many piling up against giant companies in the technology industry, which has come under fire in recent years for its dearth of female and minority employees and for its culture, which some say is hostile toward those groups.

The plaintiff's attorneys argued that the number of complaints was itself shocking and that Microsoft's investigational team had showcased a lacklustre response. The firm claims that plaintiffs could not cite an example in which company policy was violated as regards pay raises and promotions.

Microsoft said in court filings that the plaintiffs did not identify practices that impact enough employees to warrant a class action, and that it spends more than $55 million per year to promote diversity and inclusion.

A Microsoft spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

There is no trial date for the case, and judge James Robart has yet to rule on a whether the plaintiffs will be allowed to bring a class action case against Redmond.

Microsoft is the latest tech giant to be at the centre of discrimination complaints from its staff, after it emerged that the software giant has been hit with hundreds of complaints. One of the initial "super powers" that, quite frankly, women [who] don't ask for a raise have.

Top Vole Satya Nadella put his foot in it when he told a women's conference that: "it's not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise". "Because that's good karma".

Recommended:

  • Blake Shelton says you should

    Blake Shelton says you should "Hide the Wine" from Kelly Clarkson

    Teana Boston, a 16-year-old from Stockton, CA, sang "Unfaithful" by Rihanna and sparked Kelly's attention. Country contestants on The Voice have one coach on their mind when they walk into the blind auditions...
    Details of Bachchan family's assets worth INR 10 billion

    Details of Bachchan family's assets worth INR 10 billion

    Now, the power couple has immovable assets worth INR4.60 billion, while their movable assets have risen to INR 5.40 billion. As the veteran actor, who got married to B-town Big B Amitabh Bachchan, has declared the assets worth Rs 1,000 crore.
    Honda X-Blade 160 cc Motorcycle Launched In India, Priced At ₹ 78500

    Honda X-Blade 160 cc Motorcycle Launched In India, Priced At ₹ 78500

    The X-Blade is powered by a 162.71-cc engine, which has been specifically created to deliver good low and mid-range performance. The CB Unicorn and the CB Hornet 160R have an option to be equipped with CBS, which the X-Blade misses out on.
  • Dog dies on flight after being placed in overhead bin

    Dog dies on flight after being placed in overhead bin

    She sat in the airplane aisle on the floor crying, and all of surrounding passengers were utterly stunned", Gremminger tweeted. She added that United offered her and another passenger who witnessed the incident a $75 voucher each but they turned it down.

    AMP Capital Investors Ltd Has $271.19 Million Position in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

    It is negative, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 708 raised stakes. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.
    Malcolm Butler Signing With Titans After Four Seasons With Patriots

    Malcolm Butler Signing With Titans After Four Seasons With Patriots

    Between those career landmarks, Butler started 54 of a possible 55 games and played more defensive snaps than any Patriots player. The Houston Texans are reportedly interested in bolstering their secondary through the addition of cornerback Malcolm Butler .
  • Bills reportedly trade OT Glenn to Bengals

    Bills reportedly trade OT Glenn to Bengals

    This move gets the Bills in much better position to jump up into the top five picks of the first round and land a top quarterback. Glenn battled injuries throughout 2017, and the Bills placed him on injured reserve in December after he appeared in six games.
    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Jay-Z and Beyoncé coming to New Era Field

    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Jay-Z and Beyoncé coming to New Era Field

    The announcement was made in a promotional video of the couple together which was posted on Beyoncé's Instagram page. With more than 50 million albums sold and 21 Grammy Awards, Jay-Z is one of the most successful musicians ever.
    Colombia election: Right-wing parties opposed to FARC deal win support

    Colombia election: Right-wing parties opposed to FARC deal win support

    He won an unexpectedly large victory over two more moderate rivals to become the candidate of the main right-wing coalition. He is in favor of the peace deal and is proposing a "social economy" for Colombia with increased taxes for the rich.
  • Who won Dancing On Ice 2018 final between Jake and Brooke?

    Who won Dancing On Ice 2018 final between Jake and Brooke?

    This years finalists were X Factor's Jake Quickenden , Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent and rugby star Max Evans . Jake, who suffered a dislocated thumb days before the final , was partnered with Vanessa Bauer for this series.
    Virginia's De'Andre Hunter To Miss NCAA Tournament With Broken Wrist

    Virginia's De'Andre Hunter To Miss NCAA Tournament With Broken Wrist

    The loss of Hunter is a crushing blow to a Virginia team in the midst of one of the best seasons in school history. Look for center Jack Salt and forwards Isaiah Wilkins and Mamadi Diakite to absorb most of Hunter's playing time.
    Drama over Rathwa's Rajya Sabha nomination ends with acceptance

    Drama over Rathwa's Rajya Sabha nomination ends with acceptance

    In terms of caste equation, the party has made a decision to field Naseer Hussain, a minority community leader from Ballari, L. The nomination of Independent Paresh Moolani was rejected since it was not backed by the statutory number of proposers.


Popular

Investor Research Report on Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)
Cadence Bank Na increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM ) by 2.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag owns 10,259 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. (NYSE:NVR) for 740 shares.

Searching address on Google Maps gets easier with 'Plus Codes' in India
Alternatively, you can also enter the Plus Codes in the search bar and the location will be shown in the Google Search results. We are pretty sure users will come with different use cases once they start using Plus Codes more.

Rauner vetoes gun retailer licensing legislation
Rauner said Tuesday the measure would hurt small business owners and won't make communities safer. Democratic State Senator Don Harmon from Oak Park says the governor's decision is about politics.

A Quiet Place Receives Raving Reviews From Critics
The monsters seem to leave you alone if they can't hear you, however as soon they hear a squeak they are coming for you. They play the parents of three children who all live in this scary world without making a single sound.

Five Karnataka candidates file nominations for RS polls
The BJP can not win the fourth seat even with the excess Sena votes, but there are smaller parties and Independents to tap. The Shiv Sena has 63 members which means it has a surplus of 21 votes after it elects one of its candidates.

GM working on 'Airbnb for your car,' sources say
The car-sharing service project could mark another step forward in GM's transition from vehicle manufacturer to mobility provider. The nation's largest automaker also plans to debut a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt without a steering wheel or pedals by 2019.

India's state-run banks rise on PNB compensation hopes, easing rate woes
The logo of Punjab National Bank (PNB) is seen on a branch office window in New Delhi , India, February 27, 2018. The CBI has also arrested officials of the Brady House branch of PNB for their alleged involvement in the fraud.

United Capital Financial Advisers LLC Increased International Business Machines Corp (IBM) Stake
The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Argus Research. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of International Business Machines by 7.3% in the second quarter.

Stormy Daniels offers to return Trump affair hush money
Clifford could be subjected to a $1 million penalty if she broke the nondisclosure agreement she signed. Daniels has been interviewed by CBS' " 60 minutes ", which has not set a date for the segment to run.

Stock seeking Investors: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)
Stelliam Investment Management Lp sold 1.29 million shares as Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (Call) ( COG)'s stock rose 1.60%. Legal And General Gru Incorporated Plc invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ).