USA: Ex Yahoo employee sues tech company alleging he was discriminated against because he is male

Author: Deborah M. Todd, Reuters (USA), Published on: 10 October 2016

"Lawsuit claims Yahoo job reviews discriminated against men", 7 Oct 2016

A Yahoo Inc media executive fired from the internet company last year has filed a lawsuit claiming a job review process implemented by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was used to cut men from executive ranks and lay them off illegally...Scott Ard, a former senior editorial director at Yahoo, filed the lawsuit in California's Northern District Court in San Jose on Tuesday, saying the company violated federal civil rights and employment regulations...Yahoo spokeswoman Carolyn Clark said in a statement that the lawsuit had no merit and called the performance review process "fair."  The lawsuit is the second this year accusing Yahoo of discrimination against men...The lawsuit also claims former Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Savitt "intentionally hired and promoted women because of their gender," noting that 14 of about 16 senior level editorial employees hired by her were women...

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Related companies: Yahoo! (part of Verizon)