Internet giant Yahoo is facing charges of sex discrimination from a former employee, who claims he was forced out of the company as part of a plan by CEO Marissa Mayer to get rid of men.
According to the lawsuit, the employee was fired as a result of an employee performance rating system that was designed to put men at a disadvantage, Variety reported. The plaintiff, Scott Ard, who worked at the company for 3.5 years before being fired, also claimed former Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt and Yahoo News editor-in-chief Megan Liberman were complicit with the plan to replace men with women.
After being fired, Ard claims he requested a copy of his performance review as well as a chance to appeal his firing, both of which were denied. He was then allegedly told to turn in his laptop and leave the premises.
Yahoo issued a statement asserting that the lawsuit has no merit.
“With the unwavering support of our CEO we are focused on hiring employees with broad and varied backgrounds, and perspectives. As we have stated in the past, the quarterly performance review process is not only fair but has improved our overall performance,” the statement read.