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Startup accused of allowing gender discrimination

All employees deserve to work for companies that value their contributions regardless of their gender. An augmented reality company in another state was recently accused of allowing discrimination on the basis of gender to occur in the workplace. A woman who formerly served as the startup company's marketing lead has decided to file a lawsuit against the company. If a business in Texas or elsewhere engages in gender discrimination, the victims of such behavior have the right to take legal action.

In the out-of-state case, the CEO of the company was reportedly aware of the discriminatory treatment taking place in the workplace but made no efforts to remedy the issue. Any complaints about discrimination issues were allegedly ignored altogether. In fact, an IT support leader allegedly told new hires that the IT department's philosophy was to stay away from women.

In addition, the company is said to have undervalued women employees. For instance, input from female workers was allegedly ignored. In fact, some women's ideas and work were reportedly ridiculed in an open manner, whereas the ideas of male employees were taken seriously and applauded.

It is illegal for companies in Texas and elsewhere to foster hostile work environments for employees based on their gender. It is also illegal for the leadership of a company to block attempts to eliminate gender discrimination. Those who have been discriminated against in this way in the workplace may choose to file claims against their employers. Remedies in a successfully fought suit may include the reinstatement of a job or even back pay depending on the facts surrounding the case.

Source: theverge.com, "Magic Leap employee alleges bizarre, blatant misogyny in discrimination lawsuit", Adi Robertson and Nick Statt, Feb. 14, 2017

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