“The agreement, announced on Monday, includes a” $ 2.5 million investment “to be used to advance women and fewer communities in the tech industry,” Better and Company said in a joint statement. A spokesman for the company confirmed that Pintrest did not accept liability as part of the settlement.
“Pinterest recognizes the importance of promoting a workplace environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive and will continue its work to improve its culture,” the statement said. “François welcomes the meaningful move that Pinterest has taken to improve its workplace environment and is encouraged that Pinterest is committed to creating a culture that makes all employees feel included and supported allows for.”
Pinterest told CNN Business at the time that it had conducted an investigation and found that both employees were “treated fairly.”
Brougher sued Pinterest in August. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco County Superior Court, alleged that Pinterest “brazenly” fired after complaining about Gender Bias.
“Where male officers were rewarded for a strong leadership style, Ms. Brougher was criticized for not complaining or being sufficiently supportive,” the lawsuit said. “In addition, Ms. Breather was offered a less favorable compensation structure than her male peers and had to fight for equal treatment.”
In his complaint, Brotter said he was fired on a video call by Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann, complaining that he and the head of human resources had said that the company’s chief financial officer Todd Morganfield called him “abusive Sexual comment “. She also alleged that Pintrest “tried to create a fantasy” that her April 2020 departure was voluntary.
When asked on Monday for comment from Silberman and Morganfield, who are not defendants in the lawsuit, Pintrest declined to comment beyond a joint statement with Brether.