Ellen Pao Files Notice Of Appeal For KPCB Discrimination Case

  19 September 2014

Reddit CEO and former venture capitalist Ellen Pao has filed a notice of appeal in her gender discrimination against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), according to a filing submitted to the Superior Court of California on June 1.

In March, a San Francisco juryruled against Pao on all four of her claims against KPCB, where she worked from 2005 to 2012. Following a month long trial, the jury ruled that Pao’s gender was not a motivating factor for her termination from the firm or for her failure to be promoted to general partner, nor was her firing an act of retaliation against her. Pao was seeking at least $16 million in lost wages, and up to $144 million in punitive damages. Read more here.