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Twitter faces sex discrimition lawsuit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New York, March 23: Is Twitter work culture discrimitory towards female employees? A former Twitter engineer claims it is! Ti Huang, who according to her LinkedIn profile worked at Twitter between October 2009 and June 2014, recently filed a gender discrimition lawsuit against her ex-employer in California state court. Huang has alleged that promotion opportunities are denied to women because of arbitrary promotion policies within Twitter that unlawfully favour men. “The company’s promotion system creates a glass ceiling for women that cannot be explained or justified by any reasoble business purpose. “...because Twitter has no meaningful promotion process for these jobs — no published promotion criteria, nor any interl hiring, advancement or application processes for employees,” CourtHouseNews quoted from Huang’s complaint. In the complaint, Huang said she was passed over for promotion in 2013 without adequate explation — despite years of service, excellent evaluations by peers and supervisors and an absence of criticism or discipliry issues. Frustration with the opaque promotion process led Huang to email Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in March last year detailing her concerns. In her complaint, Huang noted that many early Twitter hires now hold senior magement positions — and all of them are men. (IANS)

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