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An excessive-degree female Yahoo Inc. Got has been sued in California by using a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo cell, has been sued by using Nan Shi, who labored as a primary device engineer in Yahoo from February 2013, consistent with a criticism filed on July 8 in Santa Clara superior court in San Jose, California.

The criticism alleges that Zhang coerced Shi to have oral and digital intercourse with her on more than one event in Sunnyvale, California, and advised her she would have a “brilliant future” at Yahoo if she had intercourse with Zhang.

Shi is seeking financial as well as punitive damages. The lawsuit additionally names Yahoo as a defendant.

“There may be absolutely no basis or truth to the allegations in opposition to Maria Zhang. Maria is an exemplary Yahoo executive and we intend to battle vigorously to clear her title,” a Yahoo representative stated in an e mail.

Zhang based her personal mobile firm, alike, which was obtained via Yahoo in 2013. She additionally labored at Microsoft and Zillow prior to becoming a member of Yahoo, in keeping with her linkedin profile.

Within the grievance, Shi accuses Zhang of unfairly downgrading her performance critiques for the 2nd and 1/3 quarters of 2013.

The lawsuit alleges that the corporate’s human instruments personnel refused to habits an investigation when Shi complained about her direct supervisor’s advances.

As a substitute, in line with the complaint, Shi was put on unpaid go away and sooner or later terminated from her place in the firm.