It’s finally over guys, the gender-discrimination case that’s been shaking up Silicon Valley for the past few months has finally come to a close. A California jury has ruled against Ellen Pao, the current CEO of Reddit, on all counts, coming to the conclusion that the fact that she’s a woman didn’t play a significant role if any in her former employer’s, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, decision not to promote her to senior partner.
The sensational gender-discrimination case that has rocked Silicon Valley ended after a second round of jury deliberations. The jury ruled against Ellen Pao on all counts, finding that her gender was not a substantial motivating factor for her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, not to promote her to senior partner. The jury also found that retaliation for her lawsuit was not a substantial reason for her termination from the firm. Earlier today (March 27), the jury said it had reached a verdict, but the judge ordered the jurors to deliberate again after a poll revealed only eight of the 12 jurors had voted against Pao on the count regarding whether she was terminated in retaliation. California state courts require agreement from at least nine jurors to reach a verdict.