Hundreds of Harassment and Discrimination Complaints Filed by Women in Microsoft
Last Monday, court filings revealed that up to 238 internal complaints on sexual harassment and gender discrimination had been filed by women working at Microsoft between 2010 and 2016.
The figure was cited by the legal team who had filed a lawsuit against the tech giant for allegedly having a system that denied pay raises or promotions to women.
The plaintiffs are looking to proceed as a class action which will cover around 8000 women. However, Microsoft argued that the plaintiffs did not identify practices that impact enough employees to warrant a class action, and also pointed out that the firm spends around $55 million every year in support of diversity and inclusion.