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CEO Ellen Pao Eliminates Biased Salary Negotiations For Newbies at Reddit

The gender equality champion aims to level the playing field a little more with her latest policy.

Photo via Flickr user Martin Lafrance.

Much talked about Ellen Pao, who recently lost her contentious gender discrimination case against venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is making waves yet again for banning salary negotiations entirely from the hiring process at Reddit, where she is interim CEO. Citing years of studies, and not to mention experience, that proves women are loath to engage in haggling over compensation not only because they struggle with it, but also that they’re likely to be punished if they do, as opposed to their male counterparts, Pao concluded elimination was the best course of action.

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