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Former employee files gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft

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    Last week, Katie Moussouris, a noted security researcher and the woman who was instrumental in developing Microsoft's bug bounty program – a task that led her to become one of the Web's foremost experts on disclosure and vulnerability policy – filed a gender discrimination class action lawsuit against her former employer.

    The complaint alleges that over the years Microsoft has engaged in "systemic and pervasive discrimination against female employees in technical and engineering roles with respect to performance evaluations, pay, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment."

    Microsoft, in statements to the media, said they're committed to a diverse workforce, one where all employees have the chance to succeed. The statement goes on to say that they've "previously reviewed the plaintiff’s allegations about her specific experience" and found nothing that support's the lawsuit's complaints.

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