Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer led illegal purge of male employees, lawsuit charges

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer led illegal purge of male employees, lawsuit charges, by Ethan Baron.

A prominent local media executive fired from Yahoo last year has filed a lawsuit accusing CEO Marissa Mayer of leading a campaign to purge male employees.

“Mayer encouraged and fostered the use of (an employee performance-rating system) to accommodate management’s subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo’s male employees,” said the suit by Scott Ard filed this week in federal district court in San Jose. …

Marissa Mayer at an interview while working for Google, 2011

Marissa Mayer, now accused of sexism. Salary $117 million over 5 years and net worth US$500 million. Democrat. Three children. CEO of Yahoo from 2012, but sacked in December 2015, at which point  it was  estimated that Yahoo’s core business has been worth less than zero dollars for the past few quarters. Source.

Wow… just imagine the outrage if the sexes were reversed. There is an awful lot of sexism in management, just not all the way the feminists loudly allege.

In addition to Mayer, two other female executives — Kathy Savitt, former chief marketing officer, and Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, identified in the lawsuit as Yahoo’s vice president of news at the time — are accused in the lawsuit of discriminating on the basis of gender.

“When Savitt began at Yahoo the top managers reporting to her … including the chief editors of the verticals and magazines, were less than 20 percent female. Within a year and a half those top managers were more than 80 percent female,” the lawsuit said. “Savitt has publicly expressed support for increasing the number of women in media and has intentionally hired and promoted women because of their gender, while terminating, demoting or laying off male employees because of their gender.

hat-tip Matthew