Geoff Marcy, the prominent astronomer found guilty of sexually harassing several female students between 2001 and 2010, has resigned from his tenured position on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. The action comes in the wake of a growing outcry over the university’s lack of sanctions against him…
A San Francisco jury has ruled against all four claims of gender discrimination and retaliation by termination brought by Ellen Pao against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, in what many are calling a landmark case for Silicon Valley. Pao is currently the interim CEO of Reddit. [Valleywag]
Microsoft's Michael Mercieca is in trouble for sexual harassment, and the ensuing investigation has kicked up a potential shitstorm for a fellow employee over some awful comments about the Japanese tsunami, the Telegraph reports. Thanks, Mike!
Sure, her Playboy spread was pretty sexy, but a CEO really shouldn't be googling* one of his hired marketing contractors whilst on the job. Computer analysis of Mark Hurd's computer has discovered he watched some of Fisher's saucy videos.
Whether he was a perverted old man, a cruel taskmaster, or just plain annoying, we've all had a bad boss at some point. There's a new website though—complete with a sexual harassment registry—that lets you vent about him.