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KLEINER PERKINS CASE SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN SILICON VALLEY

Recently, a jury heard arguments in a gender discrimination case against one of the most prominent venture-capital firms in Silicon Valley, Kleiner Perkins. The plaintiff, Ellen Pao, filed the case against the firm, claiming that a married colleague pressured her into having an affair with him, and retaliated against her by excluding her from meetings Read More

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CAN MUSLIM WOMEN BE DENIED EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE SHE WEARS A HIBAJ?

On February 25th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a discrimination case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. The EEOC claimed that Abercrombie unlawfully discriminated against a Muslim job applicant, Samantha Elauf, who wore a hijab during a job interview. After Elauf’s interview, the hiring manager recommended Read More

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