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A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed by a former female employee of social media giant Twitter, alleging the way the company initiated promotions was discriminatory to women workers. laptopwork1

The gender discrimination lawsuit is just the latest to be filed against a California-based technology firm. Others that have faced similar allegations include Facebook and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield, which is being sued by Reddit’s CEO.

In the case against Twitter, filed in a state court in San Francisco, plaintiff alleges the microblogging giant had no formal way of promoting workers. It did not post job openings or grant promotions. Rather, it reportedly relied on a “shoulder tap” process that effectively blocked women from the company’s highest-ranking engineering posts.

Women who applied for jobs at one national food marketer were reportedly up against an impossible hiring curve, with systematic discrimination on the basis of their gender, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. black4

Our Costa Mesa sex discrimination attorneys understand that allegations made against the large company include:

  • Vice presidents openly announced a bias against female workers, at one point stating women weren’t capable of doing warehouse work and with one specifically wondering aloud, “Why would we waste our time bringing in females?”
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