Ellen Pao, who sued Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for sexual discrimination, claims on Quora that she has been fired by her employer.But in the most watched and talked about story of Silicon Valley this year, there is a new twist to this ongoing saga, the two sides are not able to agree on her status.Ms. Pao wrote on Quora, a question-and-answer website, that she was told Monday was her last day at the job. “I have been terminated from my job at KPCB,” she wrote. “On Monday afternoon, senior management told me to… Read More
The Ellen Pao lawsuit against her employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a major Silicon Valley VC firm with investments that include Zynga and Groupon, for sexual harassment by former partner Ajit Nazre and gender discrimination by the firm, has garnered strong if not vicious attacks on Ellen on some quarters of the Valley. Many have questioned the validity of the suit, some even calling the suit nothing but an attempt to extort money from KPCB. While this is nothing new when it comes to major lawsuits, particularly sexual harassment lawsuits, the strong response from some in the… Read More
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao is suing the venture capital firm for sexual harassment and discrimination that she says has occurred over a six year period at the firm.Pao, who joined the firm in 2005, alleges that former Kleiner partner Ajit Nazre made sexual advances to her over the years and then worked to harm her career once she rebuffed him. She also alleges that KPCB engaged in systematic discrimination against women, such as, allowing female junior partners fewer board seats and investment sponsorships compared to male junior partners, and allocating women a smaller percentage… Read More
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