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Ellen Pao to appeal verdict in high-profile gender bias case

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Her lawyers are being tight-lipped about the move, but Ellen Pao on Monday filed an appeal in a California court, challenging a verdict a jury returned in a lawsuit she brought against a Silicon Valley firm. Back in March, a jury found that Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byer did not discriminate or retaliate against Pao, as her lawsuit had alleged. Pao had accused partners at the firm of denying her promotions based on her gender, holding her to different standards than her male counterparts and, ultimately, firing her when she complained she was being discriminated against. The case was closely followed due a general disparity in the number of men versus women working in Silicon Valley and at venture capital firms. Pao is now working as the interim CEO of the social media website Reddit. Her lawyers and a spokesperson reportedly declined to comment on the appeal.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.


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