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Microsoft hired IBM Chief Diversified officials led to the outbreak of legal battle between the two sides

via:博客园     time:2018/2/13 23:31:55     readed:814


BI Chinese station reported on February 13

Technology companies are not good at hiring women and ethnic minorities, but these companies apparently will at all costs, including launching a legal warfare campaign to recruit a related talented person, the chief diversified officer.

IBM is suing Microsoft for hiring its chief diversified officer, Lindsay-Rae-McIntyre. The case is full of evidence of the importance of staffing diversity, talent recruitment and talent retention for technology companies.

McIntyre joined IBM in 2006 and was eventually promoted to the company's chief diversified officer and vice president of human resources. On this Sunday, McIntyre was appointed Chief Diversity Officer by Microsoft.

IBM said in its indictment that McIntyre has access to a wide range of data, policies, methods and plans that are kept confidential and will "use, rely on, or reveal" these tactics after Microsoft took over.

The New York federal court on Monday approved an injunction order by IBM to ban MacIntyre from working for Microsoft until the court made other decisions.

IBM representatives said in a statement: "McIntyre is at the center of highly confidential and competitively sensitive information that drives IBM's success in these areas." While we understand that Microsoft needs to respond to the growing criticism of its diversified records, IBM intends to fully implement McGntale's non-compete agreement to protect our competitive information. & rdquo;

At the heart of IBM litigation is a pending lawsuit in Missouri that begins in 2015. The lawsuit claims that Microsoft systematically discriminates against the technical and engineering role of women in valuing, remunerating and promoting.

The briefing for the lawsuit was completed on February 9, and the court is now in the process of deciding whether the case can be heard as a class action lawsuit.

As part of the latest proposed non-competition lawsuit, IBM hopes to use Microsoft's case in Missouri to argue its own point of view. In April 2017, Microsoft said the diversified data is not only confidential information, but also very sensitive information. If acquired by a competitor, Microsoft may cause damage. Therefore, the court should take special measures to keep the information confidential.

Microsoft finally secured some of the files in the lawsuit and other documents were released in a revised version.

In an official response to Microsoft, Microsoft said that Microsoft believes that the implementation of McIntel's noncompete agreement "is too harsh" because McIntire has promised not to share confidential information with Microsoft.

It is worth mentioning that, IBM's workforce is not a model for diversification. According to IBM's own website, in 2016, the number of female employees in the global workforce was 31.8%.

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