Paymentwall Accused In Latest Silicon Valley Sex-Bias Suit

Law360, San Francisco (April 3, 2015, 5:16 PM EDT) -- An ex-Paymentwall inc. employee sued the online payment company for harassment in California court Wednesday, describing a misogynist environment where profanity and demeaning stereotypes were common and accepted, one in a series of Silicon Valley sex-bias cases following Ellen Pao's trial against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC.

Plaintiff Heather McCloskey said that after she was hired as a Paymentwall content coordinator in San Francisco last July, executive Benoit Boisset was assigned as her supervisor. Immediately she noticed his tendency to make negative comments about women, calling them "that girl" or "the girl" rather than by name and stating when a...

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