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Twitter is Now Facing a Lawsuit for Gender Discrimination

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Tech Giants like Twitter and Facebook is like the center of mass communication on the internet. If you?ve got some news you?d like to share, just post it on FB and/or Tweet it. If it?s really relevant or important then the odds of it spreading is like forest wildfire on a hot summer afternoon.

However, if the news came from the tech giants?if they are involved?then the spread of it is almost unimaginable, pretty much like what Twitter is facing right now.

Twitter and the gender discrimination lawsuit they are facing right now

One former employee of Twitter has recently filed a class-action lawsuit in California Superior Court against the tech giant for being gender bias in favor of men last Thursday, cnet reported. Tina Huang, former software engineer from Twitter who started working for the company back in 2009 and left last June, claims that the company only notifies certain people when a job or position opens up, most or majority of them are men, as stated on a report from Reuters.

According to mashable, Huang allegedly claims that the job application or promotion process has no criteria and most of it is just like a pat on the back.

According to her lawsuit [via mashable], it was stated there that ?Promotion into Twitter?s senior technical positions is based on subjective judgments, by committees that are comprised of and dependent on upper management at Twitter, and predominantly male. These judgments are tainted with conscious or unconscious prejudices and gender-based stereotypes, which explains why so few women employees at Twitter advance to senior and leadership positions.?

Twitter responds to the gender inequality allegation made by Huang. The spokesman from the company said [via Cnet] ?Ms. Huang resigned voluntarily from Twitter, after our leadership tried to persuade her to stay,? he also added ?She was not fired. Twitter is deeply committed to a diverse and supportive workplace, and we believe the facts will show Ms. Huang was treated fairly.?

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