Uber’s dismissive treatment of employee’s sexism claims is all too typical – SFGate

Uber has suffered a spate of bad publicity in recent days after allegations of harassment and discrimination from a former software engineer. According to Fowler, the supervisor received a “warning and a stern talking-to” but no other discipline at the time because he was a strong performer and it was his “first offense.” In a survey of women in the tech sector, 84 percent reported being told they were “too aggressive” and 59 percent said they were offered fewer opportunities than male counterparts. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act safeguards an employee’s right to equal opportunity in the workplace. According to Edelman, courts have become complicit in this development, crediting employers for superficial procedures without assessing whether they actually work…

Source: Uber’s dismissive treatment of employee’s sexism claims is all too typical – SFGate

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