Microsoft Defeats Former Worker's Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday nixed a former employee's harassment and retaliation lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., rejecting the worker's argument that Microsoft’s own determination that her supervisor had violated company policy meant legally actionable discrimination had occurred.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg granted summary judgment to Microsoft in former sales employee K. Oliver's lawsuit claiming she was subjected to discrimination, harassment and retaliation in violation of California law because of her gender and because she suffered from breast cancer. 

In siding with the technology giant,...
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