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Former Yahoo editor accuses the company of a wrongful termination

Many Texas residents use various services from Yahoo throughout their daily lives, but their opinion of the company may change after some recent allegations. A former editor for the Internet giant claims that his termination was rooted in discrimination. He has filed his case against the company in a federal court to try to seek justice.

The plaintiff claims that the company's internal employee rating system -- called Q.P.R. -- was biased and used as a tool for mass layoffs. This rating system was apparently introduced when Marissa Mayer became the company CEO. The Q.P.R. system scored employees on a rating scale of 1 through 5. According to the complaint, managers in the company altered the ratings to get rid of certain employees as well as give a percentage of workers a low score so that there was justification to terminate them, even if they were succeeding in their positions.

The plaintiff disagreed with this scoring system and brought his complaints forward, but alleges that he faced retaliation. Additionally, he purports that he reported another employee who offered him a bribe to get him to alter someone's score. He claims that his own rating was lower than it should have been which led him to being fired after he returned from an approved leave.

Reportedly, Yahoo also had a habit of preferring women over men for hiring, firing and promoting. It seems as though there will be more terminations in the future for Yahoo as Mayer will soon be revealing a streamlining plan for the company which will include the workforce being lowered by 15 percent. Texas workers who feel that they have suffered a wrongful termination will need documented proof to show that their firing was not due to business needs or for unsatisfactory work performance. Providing this documentation to an employment law attorney can increase the chances for a successfully navigated claim.

Source: Fortune, "Former Yahoo Employee Files Lawsuit Over Performance Ratings", Kia Kokalitcheva, Feb. 1, 2016

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