Women working at Microsoft filed 238 complaints of harassment and discrimination against the software giant between 2010 and 2016, according to court filings revealed Monday. The figure was cited by plaintiffs suing Microsoft for alleged discrimination that saw women denied pay rises and promotions; the company denies any such policy existed. Reuters reported that, of 118 gender-discrimination complaints filed by women working at Microsoft, only one was deemed “founded” by the company. Lawyers representing the women described the number of complaints made as “shocking” and said Microsoft’s response was “lackluster.” As such complaints are normally kept private by companies, it’s not clear how the number of complaints made against Microsoft compares to other organizations of similar size.
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