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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer led illegal purge of male employees, lawsuit charges
 

 
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A prominent local media executive fired from Yahoo last year has filed a lawsuit accusing CEO Marissa Mayer of leading a campaign to purge male employees.
“Mayer encouraged and fostered the use of (an employee performance-rating system) to accommodate management’s subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo’s male employees,” said the suit by Scott Ard filed this week in federal district court in San Jose.

Ard, who worked for Yahoo for 3 ½ years until January 2015, is now editor-in-chief of the Silicon Valley Business Journal. His lawsuit also claims that Yahoo illegally fired large numbers of workers ousted under a performance-rating system imposed by Mayer. That allegation was not tied to gender.

Yahoo spokeswoman Carolyn Clark defended the company’s hiring and performance-review processes, which she said are guided by “fairness.”

“This lawsuit has no merit. With the unwavering support of our CEO, we are focused on hiring employees with broad and varied backgrounds, and perspectives,” Clark said. “Our performance-review process was developed to allow employees at all levels of the company to receive meaningful, regular and actionable feedback from others.

“Our performance-review process also allows for high performers to engage in increasingly larger opportunities at our company, as well as for low performers to be transitioned out.”

In addition to Mayer, two other female executives — Kathy Savitt, former chief marketing officer, and Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, identified in the lawsuit as Yahoo’s vice president of news at the time — are accused in the lawsuit of discriminating on the basis of gender.

“When Savitt began at Yahoo the top managers reporting to her … including the chief editors of the verticals and magazines, were less than 20 percent female. Within a year and a half those top managers were more than 80 percent female,” the lawsuit said. “Savitt has publicly expressed support for increasing the number of women in media and has intentionally hired and promoted women because of their gender, while terminating, demoting or laying off male employees because of their gender.

“Of the approximately 16 senior-level editorial employees hired or promoted by Savitt … in approximately an 18-month period, 14 of them, or 87 percent, were female,” the lawsuit said.

Ard, hired at Yahoo in 2011, said in the suit that until Savitt and Liberman took over management of the firm’s media section in early 2014, he had received performance reviews and stock options reflecting “fully satisfactory” work. But in June 2014, Liberman told him that his role as head of editorial programming for Yahoo’s home page was being given to a woman Liberman had recently hired, the suit said.

Then in January 2015, during a performance review phone call, Liberman told Ard he was fired, effective that day, because “his performance was not satisfactory.”

“Liberman stated that she was terminating (Ard) because she had not received a requested breakdown of (his) duties. (Ard) had already provided that very information as requested, however, and reminded Liberman that he had done so,” the lawsuit said. “Liberman’s excuse for terminating (Ard) was a pretext.”

Right after the call, Ard requested a copy of his performance review and said he wanted to appeal his firing, the suit said. “Both requests were denied and (Ard) was ordered to turn in his laptop and depart the premises immediately.”

Ard’s suit also takes aim at the performance-review process he said Mayer imposed. The process allowed high-level managers to arbitrarily change scores of employees they had no contact with, and it “permitted and encouraged discrimination based on gender or any other personal bias held by management.”

Liberman, he said, once “unilaterally lowered” the scores of three men whose performance Ard had evaluated, while she maintained the scores of two women.

Yahoo’s use of this review system to fire many workers individually in a short time period broke the U.S. and California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) acts, which mandate advance notification of mass layoffs, the suit alleged. “Marissa Mayer became CEO on a wave of optimism and then engaged in a sleight of hand to terminate large numbers of employees without announcing a single layoff,” the suit said.

Yahoo’s diversity reports indicate that the percentage of women in leadership positions at the company rose slightly to 24 percent in 2015 from 23 percent in 2014.



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:speechless:This feminism sh*t is getting out of hand bruh

13 comments for "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer led illegal purge of male employees, lawsuit charges"

 2 years ago '13        #2
Phenom354 
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I'd tongue punch her right in the fart box

 2 years ago '10        #3
Shhon 1081 heat pts1081
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ive always liked her...


could be fake...

a lot of people hating how hilary might win

and shes a female


if its true.. she prolly fired a bunch of d!ck

heads that were touching everyones girlfriends

 2 years ago '10        #4
THERETURNOFK2Z 11 heat pts11
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Seems true

 2 years ago '05        #5
ReDvIaGrA 76 heat pts76
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Hillary season coming. Trump or Hillary: choose your poison..

 2 years ago '10        #6
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Obama brought the gay empowerment, now Clinton going to start it for women.

The end goal is to create division, noting else.

 2 years ago '11        #7
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 Alerts said
Obama brought the gay empowerment, now Clinton going to start it for women.

The end goal is to create division, noting else.
Please no thats worst then the gay sh*t women dont know when to stop

 2 years ago '15        #8
ManABigMan 
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I can't understand why he's mad he was forced off a sinking ship.

 2 years ago '15        #9
LT88 9 heat pts
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 2 years ago '04        #10
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Yahoo is owned by Verizon now anyway.

 2 years ago '07        #11
Gwange 1 heat pts
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Marissa Mayer has always been trash.

Yahoo is dead anyway.

The biggest issue here is that these toxic feminists are now going to be pushed into other companies to peddle their misandry.

 2 years ago '08        #12
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 Alerts said
Obama brought the gay empowerment, now Clinton going to start it for women.

The end goal is to create division, noting else.
Dude you are so right. Let's keep old white men in charge bc everything was just fine!

Let's be real. Women rose in manager positions from 23% to 24% @ yahoo.... Do the math. Men's still control 76% of leadership positions. When the world population has women as the majority. Its an old boys club. This is the way it has been have been doing this for centuries. Y'all gonna start crying like a little bish now that they giving you a taste of your own medicine. Lol

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