Ellen Pao Appeals the Verdict of Her Silicon Valley Gender Bias Suit


After losing her gender bias suit against tech venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in March, Ellen Pao has filed appeal against the jury verdict, which said she wasn’t discriminated against by KP’s senior management team, but rather, that she was simply bad at her job.

Via AP Online:

Alan Exelrod, an attorney for plaintiff Ellen Pao, filed the two-page notice of appeal in San Francisco Superior Court.
There were no accompanying documents explaining grounds for the appeal, and Heather Wilson, a spokeswoman for Pao, said neither Pao nor Axelrod would have additional comment.

A Kleiner Perkins spokesperson reminded the public about its “commitment to gender diversity in the workplace” in a statement released on Monday, yet a recent court filing made by the firm showed that it offered Pao nearly a million dollars before the trial to settle the case out of court.

In an interesting contrast, Pao is currently working as Reddit’s interim CEO, where she recently banned salary negotiation, claiming the act of asking for more gives men, who are typically more aggressive in their tactics, the upper hand, while leaving women in the dust.

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