Yahoo Sued Over Alleged Discrimination Against Male Employees

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Yahoo has been slapped by a lawsuit from a former employee who alleges he was fired as part of a plan orchestrated by CEO Marissa Mayer to drive men out of the company.

Scott Ard, who was terminated in 2015 after three and a half years at Yahoo, filed the suit in a San Jose, Calif., federal court. He alleges that an employee performance-rating system implemented by Mayer was manipulated to remove many male staffers and replace them with women.

A Yahoo rep issued a statement blasting the suit: “This lawsuit has no merit. With the unwavering support of our CEO we are focused on hiring employees with broad and varied backgrounds, and perspectives. As we have stated in the past, the quarterly performance review process is not only fair but has improved our overall performance.”

In addition to pointing the finger at Mayer, Ard also calls out former Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt and Yahoo News editor-in-chief Megan Liberman for being complicit in the effort to skew the gender composition of Yahoo’s staff. Ard was editorial director at Yahoo, with oversight of the company’s home page.

Verizon has since acquired Yahoo, but is reportedly seeking to cut the purchase price by $1 billion in the wake of a damaging security breach.

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  1. Sluggh says:

    I’m just gratified to learn the person in charge of Yahoo’s home page is gone.

  2. loco73 says:

    “A Yahoo rep issued a statement blasting the suit: “This lawsuit has no merit. With the unwavering support of our CEO we are focused on hiring employees with broad and varied backgrounds, and perspectives…”

    Sure you are! I’m supposed to believe a company who had the accounts of 500 million users hacked back in 2014 but only acknowledged that fact in public and put out the required information in 2016, and only when the story was going to break in the media…

    And now we find out that Yahoo created a secret software which allowed them to scan their users emails and send any information to various US intelligence agencies…as mentioned in this Reuters article.

    So Marissa Mayer’s word, or that any Yahoo executive, is worth less than shit…

  3. We all live in upside down world where nobody learns from the mistakes of the past but only perpetuates them in the negative sense.

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