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Former Microsoft workers seek class cert in major sex bias case
October 31, 2017 / 12:35 AM / 25 days ago

Former Microsoft workers seek class cert in major sex bias case

Two former Microsoft Corp employees who have filed a lawsuit accusing the tech giant of discriminating against women in pay and promotions have asked a federal judge in Seattle to certify a nationwide class of more than 8,000 women.

In a filing on Friday, the plaintiffs’ lawyers at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas said Microsoft’s employee ranking system was arbitrary and resulted in women at the company being underpaid by as much as $238 million. Microsoft is represented by Lynn Hermle of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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