Sybase Pays $1.8 Million for Race, Gender Discrimination

That’s what happens when your CEO complains that your human resources department “looked like an airport” (all those grubby foreigners!) and one of your human resources supervisors says “we have too many women.” Because when you subsequently fire your female, Filipina-American HR executive, she files an employment discrimination suit against you, and a panel of East Bay judges awards her $1.3 million in compensatory and punitive damages. How exactly does the chief executive of a Bay Area software company come to resent the presence of Asians? Isn’t that a little, oh, 1988?

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