A new employment discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo alleging that the tech giant was biased against men. According to allegations, the company favored female employees, both in terms of performance reviews and job retention.
The lawsuit was filed by a man who was working as an editorial director at Yahoo before being laid off. His termination was part of a “mass-layoff”, according to the complaint, which requires a 60-day notice period – longer than he was given. Additional allegations set forth in the complaint include that the top management shifted from 20% female to 80% female over the course of his time at the company. He also stated that top management has made statements in the public supporting increasing the number of female employees, as well promoting women based on their gender, while terminating, demoting or laying off male employees because of their gender.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. This means that it is illegal to take an employee’s gender into consideration in any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, or failing to promote. Sex discrimination may exist where management takes negative employment action not only against female employees, but also against males and transgender workers.
In addition to a discrimination claim, if you complain about certain types of discrimination – such as sex discrimination – and you are retaliated against, even if a court finds that sex discrimination did not occur, you may have a claim for retaliation.
In the instant situation, the lawsuit is still pending.
For more information or if you believe that you have suffered any form of employment discrimination, please contact the dedicated Atlanta employment discrimination lawyers at Buckley Beal LLP for an immediate consultation.