As 'Lean In' Claims Arise, Employers Must Watch Their Words

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT) -- Several technology companies have received demand letters from female employees who were allegedly denied promotions or fired after taking initiative at the workplace and “leaning in” — as suggested in Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg's best-seller about balancing family and career — and lawyers warn that to avoid liability, employers must tread carefully in conversations inspired by Sandberg’s book.

A Silicon Valley employment attorney told Law360 on Thursday that six of her technology clients had received “Lean In” demand letters from female employees claiming they were unfairly...
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