Lawsuit filed against Twitter alleging gender discrimination
03/23/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
California – A lawsuit has been filed against social media giant Twitter over alleged gender discrimination. As reported by WebProNews, the class action suit was filed by former employee Tina Huang in California Superior Court, and accused the company of promoting a culture of unfairness against women in its hiring and promotional practices.
The lawsuit is quoted as alleging, “Promotion into Twitter’s senior technical positions is based on subjective judgments, by committees that are comprised of and dependent on upper management at Twitter, and predominantly male. These judgments are tainted with conscious or unconscious prejudices and gender-based stereotypes, which explains why so few women employees at Twitter advance to senior and leadership positions.”
Twitter has reportedly issued a statement claiming Huang had left the company on her own accord and “Twitter is deeply committed to a diverse and supportive workplace, and we believe the facts will show Ms. Huang was treated fairly.”
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