A judge has ruled that Ellen Pao can sue her former employer Kleiner Perkins for punitive damages. According to the judge in the case, he feels that a juror could potentially find evidence of discrimination in Pao’s case. Pao is suing her former employer because she says she was discriminated against for being a woman.
Last week the attorney for the defense asked the judge to dismiss the punitive portion of the suit. The judge, however opted to lave it in, citing that he thought Pao was potentially entitled to the damages from that claim. One of the sources I know, Christian says that the expects them to hand down a ruling in the high-profile case next week.
Pao left Kleiner Perkins in 2012 and is currently serving as the interim CEO of the popular new-sharing and conversation site Reddit.