This can be viewed as yet another Silicon Valley gender lawsuit or as karma really has been working out lately.
Marketing startup Gravity4 and its CEO Gurbaksh Chahal were sued today by Erika Alonso, formerly the company’s senior vice president of global marketing.
Forbes broke the news of the lawsuit. Alonso accuses Chahal and his company of discriminating against her because of her gender, as well as illegally surveilling her during her job interview.
“My client was treated in violation of the law, and … we’ve gone to court to get redress for that,” said Alonso’s attorney Harmeet Dhillon. “People shouldn’t be treated that way in America in 2014 and 15.”
The complaint claims:
Chahal and Gravity4 discriminated against Alonso because of her gender by, among other things, disparaging her, telling her that she, as a woman, should be “appeal” to female reporters, unduly criticizing her while lauding male employees, forcing her to keep pace with men “doing shots”, treating male employees more favorably, and firing her because she was not part…
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