Lawyer in bias suit says Silicon Valley venture firm judged men, woman by different standards
An attorney for a woman suing a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm for gender discrimination says the firm judged men and women by different standards.
Lawyer Alan Exelord began his closing argument on Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Lynne Hermle, an attorney for the firm, is expected to make her closing argument later in the day.
Pao's attorneys have portrayed her as the victim of a male-dominated culture at Kleiner Perkins, saying she was subjected to retaliation by a male colleague with whom she had an affair.
They say she was fired in 2012 after complaining about gender discrimination.
Kleiner Perkins has countered that Pao was a chronic complainer who twisted facts and circumstances in her lawsuit and had a history of conflicts with colleagues that contributed to the decision to let her go.