Ellen Pao trial loss sends shock waves through Silicon Valley

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SAN FRANCISCO — Audible gasps could be heard in a San Francisco court room Friday afternoon as a jury’s verdict shot down one claim after another in Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

And while that initial verdict turned out to be a misfire, the final one handed down Friday evening didn’t change the conclusion: gender was not the reason that Pao was passed over for promotions and ultimately fired from the firm, the jury decided after two and a half days of deliberation. Kleiner Perkins was cleared of any wrongdoing. …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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