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A Group of Women Suing Microsoft Have to Beat Supreme Court Precedent

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Moussouris v. Microsoft Corp.
Case #2:15-cv-01483

Katie Moussouris, a Microsoft engineer specializing in security issues, claims she was told during her May 2012 performance review that she’d had an outstanding year, and on a scale of 1 to 5 she’d earned the second-highest rating, a 2—but because the number of employees who can get top ranks is capped, she got a 3 instead. The same thing happened in 2013. She left in 2014 and sued in 2015, alleging she was passed over for promotion in favor of less qualified men and was paid less than her male peers.