SAN FRANCISCO—A jury decided Friday that venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins was not liable for claims of gender discrimination and retaliation by former employee, Ellen Pao.
Pao filed her lawsuit in 2012, claiming that Silicon Valley-based Kleiner Perkins didn’t promote her and kept her off the boards of portfolio companies because she is a woman. She also claimed that when she began complaining about sexual harassment that she received at the hands of some of her coworkers, Kleiner Perkins management retaliated against her, eventually firing her after she filed her gender discrimination lawsuit.
Pao was seeking $16 million in compensatory damages. She told reporters immediately after the verdict that the trial was worth it “if I help level the playing field.”
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